New duties

John Jacob Abel, seated, is pictured with assistant Archibald Muirhead in 1891. Abel was offered the first professorship of pharmacology in the Department of Medicine and Surgery. He began his new duties in January 1891. In his first lecture he told of his recent visit to Berlin, where he investigated tuberculin, which had been recently introduced to treat tuberculosis. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

This week in history (48 years ago)

Campus protests, which picked up in 1965 due to the widening Vietnam War continued on March 31, 1967. That’s when U-M president designate Robben W. Fleming’s first press conference ended in bedlam as Students for a Democratic Society took over the meeting. Fleming responded, “I will protect dissenters … I do not think that those who disagree with me are always wrong.”

— From The University of Michigan, an Encyclopedic Survey


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