Medical School of Maine Faculty
Throughout the Maine Medical School’s hundred-year history, there was considerable overlap between its faculty and those of Bowdoin College. Often faculty held dual appointments, where they primarily served the undergraduate student body but also offered lectures at the Medical School. Such arrangements were both convenient and likely cost-effective, but also raised more than an eyebrow of concern. For instance, while Cleaveland was recognized for his engaging lectures, critics in the medical field denounced him as lacking any medical training and thus unqualified to teach in medicine. Years later, Biology Professor Alfred Otto Gross found himself tasked with teaching human anatomy at the Medical School even though his expertise was as an ornithologist.
This composite portrait features nine faculty members of the Medical School of Maine in the early 20th century.