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Center for Research on Human Growth and Constitution
Prof. Nicola Pende, rector of the University of Bari, has accepted the chair of clinical medicine at the University of Genoa, where he has founded a new study center or institute. The new institute will take over the guardianship of the growth and the individual constitutional betterment of children and youths from the beginning of school age up to the commencement of military service, at which time physical development is practically completed. Professor Pende induced Senator Gentile, the preceding minister of public instruction, to decree that one of the medical schools should establish a center of research on the morphology, physiology and pathology of physical and mental development in the schools. As the outcome of that decree, we have now the new institute in Genoa. Another decree regulates state aid for mothers during the early childhood of offspring. With these decrees and
ITALY. JAMA. 1925;85(18):1413-1414. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670180069027