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November 24, 1945

Government Services

JAMA. 1945;129(13):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860470057020

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Abstract

Memorial Laboratory of Infectious Disease  Construction has started on a new infectious disease laboratory of the National Institute of Health, U. S. Public Health Service, and the Federal Security Agency. The building is located in Bethesda, Md., and will be known as the Memorial Laboratory of Infectious Diseases of the United States Public Health Service, in tribute to the laboratory workers of the service who died as a result of risks involved in their professional duties. New methods of control are to be employed. Forced ventilation, with pressure control of air intake and output, will be a major factor of protection. The correct placement of air vents and the control of air volumes and velocities are intended to insure a safe air supply. Air currents so controlled will provide escape for infectious matter in the air. Moreover, contaminated air will be purified by being drawn by fans through protective fluelike

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