Michigan State Medical Society unearths 1959 time capsule

Oct 8, 2015

When the Michigan State Medical Society moved into its gleaming new mid-century modern headquarters back in 1959, its members buried a letter in a time capsule. In it, doctors predicted what medicine would be like in the 21st century. Yesterday, that capsule was opened.


When the Michigan State Medical Society moved into its East Lansing headquarters back in 1959, a letter was buried in the cornerstone. It was written by Dr. Gordon H. Scott, who was then the dean of the Wayne State University Medical School. Yesterday, in honor of the society’s 150th anniversary, that letter was opened.

Current State was there to hear past society president Dr. James Grant read aloud a prediction for medicine in the 21st century.