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December 21, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(16):2093-2098. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980340059018


Dr. Hilleman Appointed a Director.—  Maurice Hilleman, Ph.D., chief, department of respiratory diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D. C., has accepted appointment as a director of the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research. He will serve also as a member of the Scientific Operating Committee of the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories. Dr. Hilleman, the first virologist in this country to identify the Asian influenza virus, will join the institute staff about Feb. 1. He has been a visiting professor in the department of bacteriology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, since 1953, and was previously a visiting instructor at Rutgers University.


Dr. Blumgart Goes to India.—  Dr. Herrman L. Blumgart, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, has been invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to serve as a medical consultant in their educational and clinical program in India. He will participate in