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February 17, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(7):493-498. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920250045018


New Medical Center Building.—  Construction of the main unit of the Medical Sciences Building at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, has begun and is scheduled for completion in about two years. The 14 story building, which will cost over $5,650,000, will be integrated with the new Herbert C. Moffitt Teaching Hospital, on which construction was started last summer. The medical sciences unit will house the offices and laboratories of all four institutions at the center; the schools of medicine and nursing and the colleges of dentistry and pharmacy. The funds being used are part of the $20,080,000 appropriated by the state legislature to bring to the Bay area the nucleus of a modern medical center.

Fatal Case of Botulism.—  Dr. Wilton L. Halverson, San Francisco, state director of health, has reported one fatal case of botulism traced to a lot of Liederkranz cheese spread now called