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October 11, 1947


Author Affiliations

The Institute of Andean Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Lima, Peru.

JAMA. 1947;135(6):375. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890060055020

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To the Editor:—  The Institute of Andean Biology, a medical research institution chiefly devoted to the study of the effects of a high altitude environment on the human body, and which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of San Marcos (Lima, Peru), has under construction a new laboratory in Morococha, in the Andean zone. Funds have been raised to cover the total cost of the land and building.This laboratory will occupy a land area of 335 square meters (400 square yards) with two floors; the first one will consist of an office, two large and four medium-sized laboratories, a. dark room, a ward with three beds and sanitary services, a storeroom and an animal house. The second floor will include four bedrooms (each with a bathroom), for eight persons, a dining room (which will be also used as library and conference room), a pantry and

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