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Wistar Institute: Timeline of key events

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Date Event People Places Sciences
13 Sep 1761Caspar Wistar was born in Philadelphia Wistar Institute 
1783Caspar Wistar received his Batchelor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania Wistar Institute 
1786Caspar Wistar received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Edinburgh Wistar Institute 
1787Caspar Wistar appointed physician to the Philadelphia Dispensary, elected to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and to the American Philosophical Society Wistar Institute 
1793Caspar Wistar became staff member of the Pennsylvania Hospital and elected curator of the American Philosophical Society Wistar Institute 
1808Caspar Wistar appointed sole professor of anatomy, midwifery and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Wistar Institute 
1811 - 1814Caspar Wistar published his two volumes of 'A System of Anatomy for the Use of Students of Medicine', the first American anatomy textbook Wistar Institute 
22 Jan 1818Caspar Wistar died Wistar Institute 
1892Establishment of the Wistar Institute Wistar Institute 
1894Opening of new building for the Wistar Institute designed to house its museum of anatonmical models and foster research Wistar Institute 
1905Research made the principle objective of the Wistar Institute Wistar Institute 
1906Creation of the first standardised animal model for research - the WistarRat Wistar Institute 
1932Stanley Plotkin born in New York City, USAPlotkinWistar Institute
1952Stanley Plotkin graduated from New York UniversityPlotkinWistar Institute 
1957Hilary Koprowski appointed fifth director of the Wistar InstituteKoprowskiWistar Institute 
1957Stanley Plotkin assigned to work temporarily at Wistar Institute by CDC of US Public Health ServicePlotkinWistar Institute 
1961Normal cell population discovered to only be able to divide a limited number of times before it stopsHayflickWistar InstituteCell, Genetics, Oncology
1962WI-38 cell line developed - important to development of vaccinesHayflick, MoorheadWistar InstituteVaccine, Virology
1969Splenic fragment technique devised for growing antibodiesKlinmanWistar InstituteMonoclonal antibodies
1969 - 1970First license approved in US and Europe for vaccine against rubella (German measles)PlotkinWistar InstituteVaccine, Virology

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