July 19, 1971
On this day, the medical library of the IU School of Medicine hosted a screening of Dr. Charles A. Berry's live telecast series called, "What Are We Learning in Space Medicine." The telecast focused on the health and safety of astronauts on long space flights. The concern arose in the aftermath of the Soviet Union's Soyuz 11 incident in the previous month, when three cosmonauts died when their capsule depressurized during reentry to Earth's atmosphere.
For many years, the IU School of Medicine operated MERP-Medical Educational Resources Program, which employed closed-circuit television and other high-tech innovations to aid medical education across the dispersed IUSM campuses throughout Indiana.
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