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November 28, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(13):1842-1849. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010310074020


Physical Examinations for Hospital Staff.—  On Aug. 12 the Culver City Hospital instituted a program of physical examinations for all professional members of the staff. This program includes a complete physical examination, x-ray of the chest, electrocardiographic study, complete blood count, urine analysis, serology, blood sugar and cholesterol estimation. Where chief complaints warrant, additional laboratory and x-ray studies are conducted. Physical and laboratory procedures, along with any additional studies, are free. According to the examining doctors, at least 20% of the physicians undergoing these examinations have additional x-ray and laboratory examinations. As of Oct. 21, 50% of the staff members availed themselves of the opportunity of these voluntary checkups. Chairman of the committee in charge of this program is Dr. Sidney Messer, Santa Monica.


State Medical Election.—  The officers of the Medical Society of Delaware are: president, Dr. James E. Marvil, Laurel; president-elect, Dr. Lemuel C. McGee, Wilmington;