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July 23, 1955


JAMA. 1955;158(12):1037-1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960120037013


Grant for Chronic Disease Studies.—  To assist in the epidemiological studies of the bureau of chronic diseases of the California Department of Public Health, the Rockefeller Foundation recently appropriated $150,000 for a five year period. Among the problems being studied by the California bureau are the relation of occupation and heart disease; occupation and cigarette smoking as factors in lung cancer; nutrition in the health of older persons; and methods of morbidity measurement in the general population. The bureau during the past five years has extended its work, establishing working relationships with universities, local health departments, medical societies, and similar agencies useful in gaining access to and observing specific population groups.

Society News.—  The California Society of Plastic Surgeons recently elected the following officers: Dr. James B. Johnson, Beverly Hills, president; Dr. Gerald B. O'Connor, San Francisco, vice-president; and Dr. Benjamin F. Edwards, Los Angeles, secretary-treasurer. The sixth annual

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