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August 8, 1953


JAMA. 1953;152(15):1453-1454. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690150057019

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The Queen at the Royal College of Surgeons.  —On May 8 the Queen attended a ceremony at the Royal College of Surgeons in London at which she laid a stone containing a casket in which was a Calender of the College and other documents. The president of the college, Sir Cecil Wakeley, welcomed the Queen, and the Bishop of London dedicated the memorial stone. Work on the College of Surgical Sciences (endowed by Lord Nuffield) is to start shortly. The new Great Hall will seat 700 persons and provide a center for surgical congresses, lectures, or social occasions. Above it will be three floors of museums, and departments of anesthesia and dentistry will be provided.

Prescribing Under the National Health Service.  —During the first year of the National Health Service, family physicians' prescriptions cost 35 million pounds. This year it is estimated that the cost to the taxpayer will be

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