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—Appointment of ten members to the newly established National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council was announced today by Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.The Council has been set up to facilitate activities of the new National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This Institute, redesigned from the former National Microbiological Institute, has been established to provide for expanded studies on allergy and to meet the growing needs on infectious disease research. The Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is one of the seven National Institutes of Health which comprise the principal research branch of the Public Health Service.Upon recommendations of the Council, the Surgeon General will award grants to scientists in universities and other nonfederal institutions for research on allergy and infectious diseases. The Council will also assist in providing guidance
News and Comment. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(4):508-510. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250220128022