year affairs
1917 School of Medicine established. In April, premedical courses begin at Mita.
1917 In November, Keio purchases army land at Shinanomachi, Yotsuya ward (now Shinjuku ward).
1918 Original Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care established.
1920 University Hospital and School of Medicine opening ceremony held on November 6. The first general meeting of Keio Medical Society held November 8. Keio Igaku, the journal of the Keio Medical Society, first published in 1921.
  • 1920年大学病院開院式
  • 開院当時の病院全景
  • 開院当時の病院玄関内部
1922 Sanba Yoseijo, a training school for midwives, established.
1923 The Great Kanto Earthquake occurs.
1924 University Hospital Special Ward completed.

Institute of Diet and Nutrition established. (Closed 1990)


1928 A charnel house built at Tama Reien Cemetery to properly honor and bury each of the donors who gifted their bodies to further medical research. First memorial ceremony to honor the donors held at Zojo-ji temple in Shiba, Tokyo.

Building for Preventive Medicine & Public Health (Institute of Preventive Medicine) completed thanks to donations from the Rockefeller Foundation.


1932 Sanshikai, the School of Medicine Alumni Association, establishes Akakura-Sanso Lodge at Shin-Akakura hot spring area in Niigata Prefecture. (Burnt down in 1960, rebuilt in 1994.)
1932 University Hospital Annex completed. The four-story reinforced concrete building includes a basement floor and houses 219 beds.
1934 Yukichi Fukuzawa Centennial
Hiyoshi Campus opens.
1936 Second Building at the Hiyoshi Campus completed. School of Medicine classes begin at the Hiyoshi Campus.
1937 Kitasato Memorial Medical Library completed.
1937 Pharmaceutical Institute established.
1941 Tsukigase Hot Spring Treatment Institute established. (Closed in 1958 due to damage from Super Typhoon Ida.)