Page 117

Geneeskundeboek-Opmaak Binnenwerk-ENG.indd

115 in Maastricht during the next twenty years had no place for an academic medical course. After it had become a part of the Kingdom of the United Netherlands (1814-1830), Maastricht had no choice but to abide by the decision of king William I to establish a university in neighbouring Luik. Later another opportunity to continue Maastricht’s illustrious academic history presented itself. By royal decree of William I, clinical schools were founded in several towns, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Deventer and Maastricht to teach pharmacology and medicine. These schools were part of a Royal Illustrious Atheneum, of which Maastricht also had one. These Athenea were to develop into fully fledged universities. The Illustrious Atheneum in Amsterdam developed into the University of Amsterdam in 1877. In Maastricht, however, it was decided in 1851 to close this clinical school due to lack of resources.


Geneeskundeboek-Opmaak Binnenwerk-ENG.indd
To see the actual publication please follow the link above