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July 16, 1960

Ciba Foundation Tenth Anniversary Symposium on Significant Trends in Medical Research

JAMA. 1960;173(11):1273. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020290099032

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The preface of this book explains that it is the 50th major volume published for the Ciba Foundation and that it contains the transactions of a special symposium arranged in celebration of the opening of the foundation by Sir Henry Dale in 1949. It contains 13 papers on the status of basic medical problems, such as molecular structure in relation to biology and medicine, medical aspects of genetics, advances in general neurophysiology, the nature and action of hormones, the nature and mechanism of malignant transformation, research in chronic pulmonary disease, research in clinical nutrition, and the quantitative approach to disease as exemplified by essential hypertension. Each contribution is illustrated by tabular or diagrammatic material when necessary and is concluded with discussion of the particular points that have been raised and with a bibliography. The volume ends with a general discussion, closing remarks by the chairman ( Sir Harold Himsworth ), an author

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