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May 11, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(2):190-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980020070018


Grant for Mentally Retarded Children.—  The Children's Bureau has made a grant of $38,780 to the Arkansas State Board of Health for a special project for mentally retarded children. The funds were authorized as part of one million dollars designated by Congress in 1956 for mental retardation programs throughout the country. The money will be used to help establish a child development center at Little Rock, to which children from all over the state may be referred. Emphasis will be on diagnosing the extent of retardation in the child and on counselling parents on how to help the child develop to his maximum potential.


Annual State Surgical Meeting.—  The annual meeting of the Illinois Surgical Society will be held May 20. The clinics, to be held at 8 a. m., at Cook County Hospital, Harrison and Wood Streets, Chicago, will include two symposiums: "Surgery of the Biliary Tract