Friday, March 10, 2017

Hoosier Dusty Files - March 10, 1853 - Medical College Opened in Madison, Indiana

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

March 10, 1853 - Medical College Opened in Madison, Indiana
Dr. Charles Schussler opened Madison Medical Institute on March 10, 1853. Due to a severe cholera epidemic that raged in southern Indiana, the school closed after three months.
Charles Schussler (December 28, 1807 – September 20, 1874)
A native of Stuttgart, Germany Dr. Schussler attended Universities at Tubingen and Vienna. He moved to New York in 1828 and opened a drug store in New York. From New York, he emigrated to Texas, then to New Orleans. Finally, he moved to Madison and opened a medical practice. He lived at 514 Jefferson Street, where he lived until his death in 1874.
At the beginning of the Civil War, Dr. Schussler enlisted in the army as a Surgeon on September 20, 1861. He mustered out of the army on September 22, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. His wife, Magdalena Schussler passed away in 1874.  The couple had five children. Their graves are at Springdale Cemetery in Madison. Their home was the site of Schussler Bed And Breakfast until it closed.

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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