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June 4, 1932

Medical News

JAMA. 1932;98(23):1995-2000. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730490041016

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Medical Library Opened.  —The Maricopa County Medical Society has recently opened a library in a new professional office building in Phoenix. Medical journals and books have been lent by members of the society and by Southwestern Medicine and a part time librarian has been engaged. The society has invested about $1,000 in library equipment.


Study of Heredity in Twins.  —Samuel J. Holmes, Ph.D., professor of zoology, University of California, Berkeley, is directing a study of the manifestations of tuberculosis, cancer, mental defect and insanity in twins, and especially identical twins, as a possible means of throwing light on the rôle of heredity in causing such diseases and defects. Professor Holmes would appreciate information from physicians concerning patients

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