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North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Hospital opens, established with federal funds on property donated by Duke University. It is later renamed Lenox Baker Hospital.
North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Hospital dedicated with 40 beds (Lenox Baker Hospital).
Duke pediatrician Jay Arena leads the push for drug companies to develop the child-proof safety cap for medicine bottles.
Hanes House for Nurses opens.
The Duke Poison Control Center is organized, becoming the second such center in the United States.
Psychiatrist Ewald W. Busse establishes the Duke University Center for Aging, the first research center of its kind in the nation. Now the oldest continuously running aging center in the United States, the Duke Center for Aging has pioneered long-term studies of health problems among the elderly.
Outpatient and PDC plus Hanes and Reed private floors and operating rooms opened.
The School of Medicine and Hospital are renamed "Duke University Medical Center."
Duke develops a machine that lowers patients' blood temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit and is the first to place a patient under this deep hypothermia during open-heart surgery.