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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Simpson Memorial Institute

1927

 
 
Simpson Memorial Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 2, 2017
1. Simpson Memorial Institute Marker
Inscription. The Thomas Henry Simpson Memorial Institute for Medical Research combined medical research and patient care activities, provided research experience for medical and postgraduate students, direct care to its patients on the third floor, and consultant services to patients at the University Hospital. Among its contributions were the development of a new agent for the treatment of pernicious anemia, the isolation of vitamin B-12, improved understanding of the use of blood and blood substitutes in the treatment of shock, and insight into the causes and treatments of leukemia and other neoplastic diseases of the blood. A gift to the University by Catherine MacDonald Simpson as a memorial to her husband, a Detroit industrialist who died of pernicious anemia, the building, designed by Albert Kahn, now serves the Department of Internal Medicine and the Historical Center for the Health Sciences in their research activities.

Medical School Sesqucentennial 2000
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 42° 16.908′ N, 83° 43.858′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Observatory Street and East Medical Center Drive, on the right when traveling north on Observatory Street. Touch for map
Simpson Memorial Institute Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 2, 2017
2. Simpson Memorial Institute Building and Marker
View looking to the east across South Observatory Street. Marker is at the base of the lightpost to the right of the sidewalk leading to the main doors.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Observatory Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washtenaw County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Governor Alpheus Felch (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rackham School of Graduate Studies (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Medical Buildings (approx. 0.4 miles away); The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics (approx. 0.4 miles away); East University Avenue Campus Boundary (approx. half a mile away); The Corners of South University and East University Avenues (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .  Simpson Memorial Institute for Medical Research. (Submitted on October 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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