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July 6, 1946


JAMA. 1946;131(10):839-847. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870270039016

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)July 1, 1946.

Army-Navy Send 'Flying Lab' to Study Cosmic Rays  The Navy Department's Office of Research and Inventions reports that it has jointly undertaken with the Army-Air Forces to send three B-29s 8 1/2 miles into the upper atmosphere to study the effects of cosmic rays. Two cosmic ray radiation experts, Dr. Robert Brode of the University of California and Dr. Carl Anderson of the California Institute of Technology, will supervise the research. They will try to learn the effect of cosmic radiation on human beings subjected to these radiations at a high altitude. They will also check their effect on microwaves and on electronic guiding systems.

Army Study Means of Curing Aphasia  Surg. Gen. Norman T. Kirk of the Army Medical Department reports that service medical and psychologic experts are testing ways to make brain adjustments for veterans afflicted with aphasia. Among

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