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September 16, 1944


Author Affiliations

San Diego

Chairman, Biological Research Institute of the Zoological Society of San Diego, Balboa Park.

JAMA. 1944;126(3):190. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850380052024

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal, July 8, page 729, is an item on the research center planned by the New York Zoo with the mention that the plan is "unique,... the first time any zoo has tried to collaborate with science." For the record would you please at some time note that there has been such a research hospital here for many years and that the New York authorities have been in communication with Mrs. Belle Benchley, in charge of the San Diego Zoo ("Life in a Man Made Jungle," "My Friends, the Apes") regarding the layout here.We believe that this San Diego research institute has been unique. For many years any science worker whose project was approved by the committee could be assigned free laboratory space and the use of considerable equipment while his work progressed toward completion and publication, with whatever help he might ask from

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