Plan Germ-Free Laboratory.—
Dr. Jerome J. Landy, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, received a $222,790 grant from the National Institutes of Health, U. S. Public Health Service, to establish a germ-free laboratory for research in surgical problems. The grant is to finance the project for the next five years. There are only five major germ-free laboratories in the world, one in Sweden, one in Japan, and three in the United States. The major laboratories in this country are located at the University of Notre Dame, Walter Reed Army Research Institute in Washington, D. C., and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. In his laboratory to be established in the Medical Center's new Barton Institute for Medical Research, Dr. Landy will use germ-free animals, and the initial study will be on the role of bacterial toxins in intestinal obstructions. The
MEDICAL NEWS. JAMA. 1959;171(12):1710–1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010300084022
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