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August 11, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(15):1488-1492. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970150056015


Study on Effects of Smog.—  A two-year study of the chronic effects of smog on normal lungs and lungs affected with tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases will be made at the Collis P. and Howard Huntington Memorial Hospital Institute of Medical Research under a grant from the Pasadena Tuberculosis Association. Dr. Clinton H. Thienes, institute director, will conduct the project, studying the effects of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and mixtures of the two on lungs of normal animals and those suffering with tuberculosis.

Disaster Planning for Medical Services.—  The Bulletin of the Alameda—Contra Costa Medical Association devotes a 32-page section of its April issue to a detailed treatment of "Disaster Planning for Medical Services," prepared by the disaster committee of the association with the assistance of the offices of civil defense of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Dr. Wayne P. Chesbro, Berkeley, chairman of the committee, contributes an article on