The Little Years
1964 - 1973 . . .
In April, 1964, Dr. Robert C. Little (M.D.1948, M.S. 1944, Western Reserve University) was appointed Chairman of the Department. He, like Dr. Ogden, was a cardiovascular physiologist. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Carl Wiggers. After holding a variety of academic and research positions, he was appointed Professor of Physiology at Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1958 and held this position until coming to The Ohio State University in 1964.
Under Dr. Little's direction, the Department of Physiology expanded rapidly. The full-time active members of the Department with the rank of Assistant Professor and above rose to 21 as against 16 in 1958.