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May 12, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;128(2):148-149. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860190084019

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)April 7, 1945.

The Promotion of Medical and Scientific Research in India  The physiologist A. V. Hill, secretary of the Royal Society, has visited India at the invitation of the government there to discuss and advise on Indian scientific research problems. The result is a valuable report by the only British scientist who has ever been asked to offer advice on a subject of tremendous importance for a subcontinent occupied by hundreds of millions of peoples, many with advanced oriental civilizations which are being rapidly modified by European culture. Professor Hill finds that there is great need for reforms. An Indian scientific office should be set up in London with specialists in various subjects, including medicine, representative Indian scientists should be attached to the British Commonwealth Scientific Office in Washington, and young Indian teachers and research workers should be given facilities for advanced

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