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September 20, 1947

Medical News

JAMA. 1947;135(3):169-172. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890030037016

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Tumor Record Registry.—  The Chronic Disease Service of the California Department of Health has inaugurated a tumor record registry on a voluntary pilot basis in selected California hospitals. The program will be carried out in consultation with the Cancer Commission of the California Medical Association. Purposes of the registry are (1) to determine the extent of cancer morbidity in the state, (2) to permit statistical epidemiologic studies, (3) to supply leads for clinical and laboratory research, (4) to facilitate follow-up of patients, (5) to evaluate therapy and the cancer control program and (6) to furnish information for professional and lay education.

Personal.—  Dr. Roy O. Gilbert, Los Angeles, has been appointed health officer of Los Angeles County. He was formerly assistant health officer and director, Bureau of Preventive Diseases, Los Angeles County Health Department.—Dr. Samuel J. McClendon, San Diego, member of the State Board of Public Health and past

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