Reflect on the history of when Harding Hospital first opened
its doors in 1916 and how Ohio State and Harding Hospital
have joined to contribute to American psychiatry.
Starling Medical College, having
previously absorbed Columbus
Medical College in 1892, merges with
Ohio Medical University to become
Starling-Ohio Medical College.
The Department of Psychiatry at Starling-Ohio Medical
College is the first to use the word “psychiatry” as an
Starling-Ohio Medical College becomes the College
of Medicine at The Ohio State University.
Samuel M. Smith, MD, is appointed as first Chair of
the Department of Psychiatry at Willoughby Medical
College of Columbus.
Willoughby Medical College becomes Starling
George Harding II, MD, becomes the first of several
psychiatrists to hold a faculty appointment at Ohio
State or one of its predecessor schools.