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December 1, 1956

Ciba Foundation Colloquia on Ageing. Volume 2: Ageing in Transient Tissues

JAMA. 1956;162(14):1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970310077027

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This small volume is the second of a series to be published annually under the auspices of the Ciba Foundation of London dealing with basic research relevant to the problems of aging. The first volume was a colloquium on general aspects of aging. The present one is devoted to the aging of transient tissues, the normal life of which is shorter than that of the organism as a whole. The program is truly international in character. The 27 participants from both the United States and abroad are eminent authorities in their respective fields of anatomy, embryology, physiology, biochemistry, biology, zoology, and botany. Those interested in aging should find delight in the comprehensive conversational manner in which the subject is covered in this symposium. It is difficult to select any one part that is more interesting than another. Perhaps those who do not feel entirely at home with the highly scientific

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