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July 14, 1945

Medical News

JAMA. 1945;128(11):818-821. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860280044015

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Prisoners Volunteer for Experiment with Bubonic Plague.—  More than 100 San Quentin prisoners recently volunteered for the government's investigation of bubonic plague. Fifty selected men were inoculated with the new vaccine of the George Williams Hooper Foundation of the University of California under a research program sponsored by the Office of Scientific Research and Development, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Eric Liljencrantz Memorial.—  The Hewlett Club of Stanford University School of Medicine has established the "Eric Liljencrantz Memorial Collection on Aviation Medicine" in the Lane Medical Library. Dr. Liljencrantz graduated at Stanford medical school in 1929 and was assistant professor of medicine (radiology) at the time he entered service. A bronze tablet commemorating the service and untimely death of Commander Liljencrantz has been set up at the Naval School of Aviation Medicine, U. S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., where he lost his life in an airplane crash

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