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June 30, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(9):887-894. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970090113023


Dr. Richard Bing Goes to St. Louis.—  Dr. Richard John Bing, professor of experimental medicine and of clinical physiology and director of the cardiac clinic at the Medical College of Alabama, Birmingham, has been appointed chief of the Washington University Medical Services at the Veterans Administration Hospital and professor of medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, effective July 1. Dr. Bing has been affiliated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York University College of Medicine, and the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, and the Carlsberg Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark. An honorary member of the Harvey Society, he has conducted research on congenital heart disease, is a pioneer in the development of cardiac catheterization, and has done work recently on the metabolism of the heart muscle.


Decline in Tuberculosis Death Rate.—  According to Dr. Esther M.

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