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November 20, 1926

ITALY

JAMA. 1926;87(21):1756. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680210062026

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Abstract

Prizes for Researches on Cancer  At the Ospedale Maggiore in Turin, a center for the study, diagnosis and treatment of tumors, four prizes of 2,500 liras each have been established as rewards for cancer research. The competition is open only to physicians of Piedmont. The purpose of the prizes is to stimulate the publication of observations of physicians of the region roundabout on the topographic distribution of cases of malignant tumors, on increased incidence in certain districts and in certain apartments, and in relation, morever, to the climate and to the hygienic conditions of the surrounding region. Senator Pescarolo, professor of clinical medicine in the University of Turin, will be the chairman of the committee on award.

Government Cinchona Plantations in Java  The Italian government has begun in Java the cultivation of rubiaceous cinchona, which yields the bark from which quinine is extracted. The new Italian plantations cover an area

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