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July 14, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(11):817. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860280043014

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)July 9, 1945.

Fulbright Advocates Formation of Bureau of Scientific Research  Senator Fulbright has introduced a bill to establish a Bureau of Scientific Research in the Department of Commerce, which he says is designed to afford a medium through which new inventions may be properly developed with federal aid and made available to small industry or individuals who may desire to enter business. He believes it will be helpful to returning war veterans. "There is a real need for the utilization of existing patents in the interest of the people," he said, "and to encourage the latent inventive possibilities of the nation, through the elimination of existing handicaps and encouragement of small industries to seek and use such ideas." He explained that the bureau would be authorized to procure the services of leading scientists, engineers, chemists and other professional experts, to provide small enterprises

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