1890 | 1920 | 1930 | 1940 | 1950 | 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000 | 2010
1940 - Hospital Expansion

First wing added to Duke Hospital.

1940 - Army hospital authorized

The 65th General Hospital was authorized as an affiliated unit of the Duke University School of Medicine on 17 October.

1940 - Alumni association organized

Duke's Medical Alumni Association is organized.

1940 - Nobel prize nominee

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.

1944 - Directorship of Highland Hospital

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.

1947 - Research building opens

Bell Research Building opened as the first building of the medical center that wasn't connected with the main buildings.