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First wing added to Duke Hospital.
The 65th General Hospital was authorized as an affiliated unit of the Duke University School of Medicine on 17 October.
Duke's Medical Alumni Association is organized.
For his studies of the metabolism of the tubercle bacillus, which eventually led to effective medications, pharmacologist Frederick Bernheim is nominated for the Nobel Prize.
Directorship of Highland Hospital is assumed by Duke University in September. Duke's Department of Neuropsychiatry, under the direction of Richard S. Lyman, provides mental health services to patients in western North Carolina.
Bell Research Building opened as the first building of the medical center that wasn't connected with the main buildings.