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1924 - Duke Endowment established

James B. Duke establishes The Duke Endowment and directs that part of his $40 million gift be used to transform Durham's Trinity College into Duke University.

1925 - Bequest to improve health care

James B. Duke makes an additional bequest to establish the Duke School of Medicine, Duke School of Nursing, and Duke Hospital, with the goal of improving health care in the Carolinas and nationwide.

1927 - Dean selected

Dr. Wilburt Cornell Davison elected Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and Hospital on 21 January.

1927 - Construction begins

Construction begins on the Medical School and Duke Hospital.

1929 - Students selected

3,000 applicants apply to the new medical school. 70 first- and third-year students are selected, including four women.