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July 8, 1939

Government Services

JAMA. 1939;113(2):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800270056016

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New Cancer Building Dedicated  The laying of the cornerstone and the dedication of the new National Cancer Institute at Bethesda, Md., took place with appropriate ceremonies June 24. Senator Homer T. Bone, Washington, co-author of the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, was the principal speaker. The new cancer building is located at the National Institute of Health Center on the Rockville Pike near Bethesda. The 15 acre site was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Luke I. Wilson and adjoins the officers' living quarters and other buildings of the institute. The center will provide facilities for eighty scientists, research technicians and administrative officers. The $750,000 building consists of three floors and two basements and will be fully equipped with up-to-date laboratory apparatus and research materials. It is expected that the unit will be completed in September and at that time the scientists now stationed at Gibbs Memorial Laboratory in Cambridge,

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