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May 11, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;104(19):1764-1767. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760190084021

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(From Our Regular Correspondent)  April 13, 1935.

Annual Report of Medical Research Council  The report of the Medical Research Council for 1933-1934 has just been published.

CLINICAL RESEARCH  The council has repeatedly stressed the importance of increasing the facilities for the scientific study of disease, particularly the need for a larger number of posts for whole time work, offering prospects such as already exist in the laboratory branch of medical science. It has for many years supported one clinical research unit with a whole time staff, the Department of Clinical Research at University College Hospital, under the direction of Sir Thomas Lewis. Two years ago it arranged for the establishment at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases of a research department in neurology under the direction of Dr. E. A. Carmichael. When the post held by Sir Thomas Lewis received permanent endowment from the Rockefeller Foundation, funds were set

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