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May 4, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;114(18):1816-1819. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810180092014

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Refresher Course on Chronic Diseases.—  The University of California Medical School, San Francisco, will offer a refresher course for graduate physicians, June 3-6, on "Various Aspects of Chronic Diseases." The course will include a discussion of the problems of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease, mental disease and tuberculosis. Additional information may be obtained from the dean's office.

Rockefeller Gift to Build Cyclotron.—  The Rockefeller Foundation has given $1,150,000 to the University of California, Berkeley, to construct a 4,900 ton cyclotron, according to the New York Times. The gift was made contingent on the university's success in raising $250,000 and construction must be completed by June 30, 1944. According to the Times, the proposed machine will produce energies in excess of 100,000,000 volts, compared with the 33,000,000 volt apparatus with which Ernest O. Lawrence, Ph.D., director of the university's radiation laboratory, explored the field of atomic energy and won

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