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December 16, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(16):1384-1387. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920160058020

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Tenth Anniversary of Poliomyelitis Center.—  A conference commemorating the tenth anniversary of Tuskegee Institute's treatment and training center for infantile paralysis was held November 27-28 in Tuskegee. Basil O'Connor, New York, president, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, was among the speakers who addressed 300 delegates and volunteer workers representing the foundation's chapters in various states. The celebration also served as a precampaign conference for the 1951 March of Dimes. Tuskegee's infantile paralysis center for Negro poliomyelitis patients and medical workers was established through a grant from the foundation. It is a three story brick building, a separate wing of the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, with which its work is coordinated.


Short Poliomyelitis Courses.—  Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, will give three short courses in poliomyelitis for physicians during 1951, aided by a grant from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Covering all phases of patient care, the courses

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