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Harry R. Wahl

Rising Son

February 23, 1948

At the age of 32, Dr. Franklin D. Murphy – a son both of KU and of a Medical School “founding father” – agrees to become dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the youngest man in the nation to hold such an office.

Advancing By Degrees

September 17, 1929

The Department of Nursing Education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Wahl On The Fly

August 12, 1924

With no other candidates willing to take the job, Dr. Harry R. Wahl, professor and department chairman of pathology, is named acting dean of the KU School of Medicine, inaugurating a 24-year period that will become known as “The Wahl Years.”

Major’s Undertakings

September 1, 1914

Dr. Ralph H. Major joins the KU School of Medicine faculty, becoming both professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology, and launching a career “that can never be measured in terms any more precise than immense or profound.”