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September 11, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;123(2):102-105. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840370034013

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Tests to Determine Intelligence of Spastic Children.—  An initial endowment of $5,000 has been given to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, by the Crippled Children's Society of Los Angeles County and the California State Society for Crippled Children to undertake scientific research to develop tests for measuring the intellectual and performance capacities of spastic children. This particular phase of the study is being undertaken for the first time and will be supported over a period of five years. Volunteer public and professional organizations, as well as individuals dealing with spastic children, will have access to the psychometric clinic, which is a unit of the psychology department at the University of Southern California.

Labor Unions Endorse Blood Test.—  The executive board of the California State Federation of Labor at its meeting held in Los Angeles, June 12, recommended that member unions require each applicant for membership to have

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