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An Act to Incorporate the Charlotte Medical College.

1893 Private Laws: Chapter 305

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 460-461.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Hillary M. Wilder, William H. Wearn. A. L. Petree and such others as may be associated with them, their successors and assigns, are hereby constituted and declared to be a body politic and corporate under the name and style of the "Charlotte Medical College." Thaf it shall have a corporate existence, and as such exercise the powers herein granted in perpetuity as a body politic; and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in every court of this state, and may have and use a common seal, and shall be capable of purchasing, holding, leasing and conveying real estate and personal property; and the said corporation shall have and enjoy all the rights and immunities which corporate bodies may lawfully exercise, and may make ail necessary by-laws and regulations for its government not inconsistent with the laws of the United States and the state of North Carolina.

Sec. 2. That the said Charlotte Medical College is hereby authorized to establish a medical college in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, on such principles and under such rules and regulations and with such professors as may be best calculated to perpetuate the same and promote the improvement of its pupils in the several branches of the science of medicine and surgery.

Sec. 3. That a majority of the incorporators, and their associates and assigns, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and any three of the incorporators or their associates are empowered to call a meeting or meetings in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, at any time that they may think proper for the purpose of establishing such by-laws, rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the true intent and meaning of this Act.

Sec. 4. That the members and officers, under such rules and regulations as may be established by the by-laws of said Charlotte Medical College, may dissect unclaimed human bodies, and human bodies brought into Mecklenburg County for the purpose of being dissected, and human bodies where consent is given, and shall also have the right to dissect any animal or bird.

Sec. 5. That the members and officers aforesaid may vivisect the lower order of animals for the purpose of teaching physiology and anatomy and experimenting in the science of medicine and surgery, due regard being always had to avoid making the operation uselessly cruel.

Sec. 6. That said college may give certificates of proficiency for one and two years study in the science of medicine and surgery.

Sec. 7. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 6th day of March, A.D. 1893.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Lee S. Overman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1893.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original public acts and resolutions on
file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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