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August 3, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(14):1595-1599. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980140071015


Oakes Foundation Laboratory.—  The Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Foundation has made a grant of $984,698 to build in Palo Alto the Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Laboratories of Radiology and Biophysics. The foundation is a charitable organization established by the will of the late Mrs. Roscoe F. Oakes for the purpose, among others, of supporting medical research.The Oakes Laboratory will be located in the section of the new Medical Center connecting the Palo Alto—Stanford Hospitals and medical school buildings. The building will be on the campus side of the center, with its own entrance appropriately designated. It will have approximately 32,000 square feet of floor space. The first floor will be given over to facilities for diagnostic roentgenology and related research. The ground floor will be devoted to basic research in radiation biochemistry, radiobiology, biophysics, and experimental radiation therapy, and will house the linear accelerator, isotope laboratories, and radiographic