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March 6, 1920.
Proposed Chair of Radiology
It is proposed to establish a chair of radiology at a university as a memorial to Mackenzie Davidson. This pioneer began as an ophthalmologist, and it was only in order to obtain help in his eye work that he turned to the roentgen rays. Soon he was enthralled by their possibilities, and he set himself to master the new craft. Of his important researches the best known is his "cross thread" method of localizing foreign bodies, which was used extensively in the war. An appeal for funds to establish the chair is published over the signatures of public men, scientists and leaders of the medical profession. It is pointed out that, remarkable as has been the development of radiology during the war, watchfulness is necessary lest full advantage be not taken of this stimulus and a period of reaction set in. There is
LONDON. JAMA. 1920;74(14):961–962. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620140035019