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Logan’s Run

January 31, 1945

Dr. Logan Clendening, a leading medical historian, a newspaper columnist appearing in 383 newspapers, and author of one of the best selling medical books of the 20th Century (The Human Body), dies in Kansas City.

“There Is Too Much Talk Here About Segregation”

March 5, 1934

Kansas Representative William H. Blount convenes a hearing in Topeka to investigate racial discrimination at the University of Kansas, with particular focus on the Medical School’s exclusionary practices that prevent African American students from completing medical degrees at KU.

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.

Rx For Rural Health Care

February 18, 1949

The “Rural Health Program for Kansas,” a measure conceived by KU School of Medicine Dean Franklin Murphy to provide underserved Sunflower State communities with additional physicians and other medical professionals, is signed into law by Kansas Governor Frank Carlson.

Bacteriology To The Future

September 5, 1894

Bacteriologist Marshall A. Barber, whose invention of the micropipette will enable him to conclusively prove the germ theory of disease, begins his 17-year teaching career at the University of Kansas and the KU School of Medicine.

Marry On

April 18, 1941

The KU School of Medicine drops its prohibition against marriage for nursing students.

Upward Mobility

May 8, 1967

The University of Kansas Graduate School approves establishment of a master’s degree in nursing.

Learn More

October 6, 1965

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Regional Medical Program Act into law, enabling the KU Department of Nursing to institute the first continuing education program in its history.

Making The Grade

December 16, 1959

The National League for Nursing grants full accreditation to KU's nursing baccalaureate degree program.

“Just What We Need”

May 21, 1959

KU speech clinician Dick Schiefelbusch presents preliminary research indicating that children with profound mental retardation can learn.

Woman With A Mission

February 1, 1949

E. Jean Hill takes on the goal of gaining accreditation for the baccalaureate program in nursing at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.