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From Day One

The Bowman Gray School of Medicine building was constructed adjacent to North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Construction was begun in 1940 and was completed in time for classes to begin in September, 1941.(L-R) Dr. Camillo Artom and dean of the medical school, Dr. Coy C. Carpenter are shown here discussing the beginning foundation of the new four-year medical school. Dr. Artom(L) was a dedicated researcher and scientist who came to America from Italy in 1939 to work at the two-year medical school in Wake Forest, NC. His reputation as a researcher in biochemistry and specifically lipids, was so well known, that he had already been offered three other positions to work in nationally known institutions. Because of personal reasons, Artom still chose Wake Forest College.

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