February 2, 1952


JAMA. 1952;148(5):394. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930050066020

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Medical Society Meetings on the Battlefield.—  The following information concerning this subject was received from Dr. Albert S. Hyman, 450 E. 63rd St., New York City: "Continuing the discussion concerning the first medical society to be organized and function on the battlefield (The Journal, Nov. 17, 1951, page 1156 and Jan. 12, 1952, page 127) I would like to say for the record that the first meeting of the South Pacific Medical Society was held at Noumea, New Caledonia, on Sept. 2, 1942. The Solomon Islands Medical Association was organized at Espiritu Santos, New Hebrides, on Jan. 8, 1943; the Guadalcanal Section held its first meeting on Jan. 12, 1943, while the battle was at its height."

Grant to Study Edema and Dehydration.—  The Quartermaster Division of the Army has made a grant of $40,000 to the department of biochemistry of Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, to extend investigations

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