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LSU School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center Mark 85 Years of Serving Louisiana

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LSU School of Medicine welcomed its very first class on October 1, 1931. Founded by Governor Huey P. Long to provide more physicians for the state and improve access to health care, the Medical Center was hailed as "the finest of its kind." Over the last 85 years, the Center has achieved its founding goals and more.

During its anniversary year, LSU Health New Orleans will celebrate this milestone and the contributions it has made to the health of the citizens of Louisiana and the world, their quality of life, economic well-being and more. Stay tuned.

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