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Southern students make a mass exodus from Philadelphia's medical schools

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
12/21/1859
Southern medical students at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia voted to quit their studies en masse and return to the South in protest at Northern anti-slavery support.  They were encouraged in this by Governor Wise of Virginia who promised them places in Virginia schools and by the head of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway who offered them free passage.  That night 160 students left for Richmond.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
John Bach McMaster,  A history of the people of the United States: from the Revolution to the Civil War, Volume 8 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1913), 432.
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