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Forward Thinking: 1950s

1950

The first course in CPR is developed at the School of Medicine.


1952

Jesse Shera pioneers the application of computers to managing information in libraries.

1953

The School of Law establishes the Law-Medicine Center, the nation's first health law program.

1957

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.

1959

University astronomers are the first to detect supergiant stars.

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