Did You Know

School of Pharmacy

Did you know that Meharry once had a School of Pharmacy? The school began in 1889 and closed in 1938 graduating more than six hundred students. The dean of the School of Pharmacy was Dr. William Sevier, Ph.C., and M.D., a graduate of both the School of Pharmacy (1892) and School of Medicine (1898) who served in this position for 27 years.

School of Nursing

Did you know that Meharry once had a School of Nursing? The school began in 1910 and closed in 1962. In 1913, Hulda M. Lyttle was one of three graduates in the first nursing education class of Meharry's G. W. Hubbard Hospital. In 1916, Lyttle returned to Meharry as Director of Nurse Training. Between 1921 and 1938, she served as superintendent of the hospital and of nurses, and director of the nursing school. In May 1938, Lyttle was appointed dean of Meharry's School of Nursing, the medical school's first African-American female dean of an academic division and one of the first African-American deans of nursing in the United States.