Third home of the medical school: 24 High
George Cary was the brother of Dr. Charles Cary, Professor of Clinical Medicine at
The building at 24 High Street was praised at its dedication
on March 7, 1893 for being the perfect balance between "utility and convenience"
and "architectural symmetry." Dr. Charles Cary stated in his dedication
It was partly for the sake of this educating influence,
as well as for economy, strength, safety, and cleanliness, that the open system of
internal construction was adopted, which avoids all concealed spaces, and exposes
every plank and timber and every pipe to view -- so that a walk through the building
may be said to be a lesson in anatomy.
The building contains three lecture rooms, with a seating capacity varying from 100
to 350 chairs; several private offices; a dispensary large enough to care for 250
patients daily; chemical-anatomical, physiological, pathological, and bacteriological
laboratories, and excellent accommodations for the medical and scientific library,
as well as rooms devoted to the use of the various branches of the medical department...
The library rooms are fire-proof, and contain our present library of about 4,000
volumes and 5,000 unbound pamphlets. They are capable of holding about 40,000 volumes.
Text source: Medical
Foundation of Buffalo, Inc. Newsletter, Vol 8, No. 4 December 1979
Illustration source: Views of Buffalo, Pub. Exclusively
for S. H. Knox. Portland, Maine: L. H. Nelson Co., 1907