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May 4, 1940

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JAMA. 1940;114(18):1819. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810180095016

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Announcement of Wellcome Medal  The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States announces the annual competition for the Wellcome Medal and prize of $500, established by the late Sir Henry Wellcome for research on subjects helpful to the objects of the association. The topic chosen for this year is "Medical and Sanitary Care of the Civilian Population Necessitated by Attacks from Hostile Aircraft." Five copies of the essay must be in the office of the association in Washington, D. C., by August 20. The medal will be awarded at the annual meeting in Cleveland, October 10-12.

Dr. Sayers in Charge of Bureau of Mines  Dr. Royd R. Sayers, senior surgeon, U. S. Public Health Service, Washington, D. C., has been detailed by the President to be acting director of the Bureau of Mines, U. S. Department of Interior, according to the New York Times. Dr. Sayers graduated at the

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