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August 12, 1939

Government Services

JAMA. 1939;113(7):607. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800320059018

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Cancer Institute Lends Radium  Hospitals in twenty states and the Territory of Hawaii will shortly receive loans of about 8.5 Gm. of radium from the National Cancer Institute, the U. S. Public Health Service has announced. The radium is now being tested by the U. S. Bureau of Standards and prepared for shipment in specially constructed lead containers. In approving applications, the officials of the institute made their choices on the basis of need for radium and the competence of staff and adequacy of facilities for radium treatment. The institute still has about 1,300 mg. of radium that has not been allotted and applications will continue to be received. Institutions receiving the loans must agree to make no charges to the patients for its use and must meet high standards regarding personnel administering the treatment.

Physicians Wanted for CCC Duty  Vacancies exist in the CCC in the Eighth Corps Area

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