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September 19, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(3):313-320. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010210065017


Dedicate Medical Center.—  Dr. James A. Shannon, Bethesda, Md., director of the National Institute of Health, and five other speakers highlighted the two-day dedication of the new 22-million-dollar Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, Sept. 17 and 18. The program included Governor Edmund G. Brown, and Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg, head of Stanford's department of genetics. The final public ceremony marking the official opening of the center was held in the fountain-sprayed court in front of the building Sept. 18. The major address of the evening was presented by Mr. Frank Stanton, president of the Columbia Broadcasting System. The move of the Stanford Medical School from San Francisco to the campus near Palo Alto has included three major ideas: that medical students ought to be near other university departments so they can absorb a broad knowledge along with the techniques of medicine; that as a consequence, they will learn to treat