Forward Thinking: 1950s
The first course in CPR is developed at the School of Medicine.
Jesse Shera pioneers the application of computers to managing information in libraries.
The School of Law establishes the Law-Medicine Center, the nation's first health law program.
Western Reserve University history professor Marion Siney publishes The Allied Blockade of Germany, 1914-1916. The book would become the definitive work on the World War I naval blockade and its effect on the trade of neutral countries in northern Europe, which had become a conduit through which supplies reached Germany.
University astronomers are the first to detect supergiant stars.