FAST FACTS HAWAII
Firsts and almost firsts in Hawaii ......
Here is the story behind one of Hawaii's "firsts," as noted by former state statistician Robert C. Schmitt.
» Medical schools: On Nov. 9, 1870, Dr. Gerrit P. Judd started Hawaii's first medical school, for Hawaiian students only, with funds provided by the 1868 and 1870 legislatures. The student body numbered 10. The class completed its work in October 1872, and, after Dr. Judd died, the school closed.
Source: "Firsts and Almost Firsts in Hawai'i" by Robert C. Schmitt; edited by Ron Ronck