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January 9, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(2):129-130. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670280049022

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Medical Research  At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society, the retiring president, Sir Charles Sherrington, referred to the generous bequest of $50,000 that was received from an anonymous donor for the promotion of medical research. On the recommendation of the tropical diseases committee of the society, it had been applied to investigating kala-azar. At the instance of the society, Major Patton and Dr. Hindle started for northern China in June last in pursuance of that object. And now the society had received from the same generous source a further munificent bequest of more than $140,000. The society had instituted a further Foulerton professorship, and the new Foulerton professor appointed was A. Vivian Hill, author of many contributions to animal physiology. He had placed the knowledge of muscular contraction on a new footing. Taking up the problem from the point which chemical researches had at that time reached, Professor Hill,

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