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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Dr. Charles Aloysius Luzenberg

Distinguished Tulane Medical and Public Health Faculty and Tulane Health Sciences Alumni. Selected highlights on their contributions to medical science.


Dr. Charles Lutzenberg

Photo file, Matas History Collection, no.2608

Charles A. Luzenberg (1805-1848)

Dean, Medical College of Louisiana, 1835 - 1839
Chairman, Department of Surgery, 1835 - 1837

One of the original professors to sign the Prospectus creating the Medical College of Louisiana, Dr. Luzenberg is credited by some as the driving force (along with Dr. Thomas Hunt) behind the creation of the college. He served as its first Professor of Surgery before succeeding Hunt as Dean, serving one continuous term from 1835 - 1839.

Dr. Luzenberg also founded the Franklin Infirmary (one of the first hospitals in New Orleans), founded the Louisiana Medico-Chirurgical Society and served for many years on the board of Charity Hospital.

                           -- Duffy, John.  The Tulane University Medical Center, One hundred years of medical education, LSU Press, 1984, p.8, 11-16.

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