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December 11, 1967


JAMA. 1967;202(11):47-62. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130240011003

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AMA Delegates Approve Relocation Of Biomedical Institute  A proposal to move the Institute for Biomedical Research out of the American Medical Association building and onto the campus of the University of Chicago won approval by the House of Delegates.Voting at the 21st Clinical Convention in Houston, the House backed the action of the Board of Directors of the AMA-Education Research Foundation in its endorsement of the relocation of the Institute.A contract covering the transfer must still be negotiated.Charles L. Hudson, MD, AMAERF President, said the Board is negotiating with George Beadle, PhD, president of the university, to head the Institute if it is moved. Beadle, a Nobel Prize winning geneticist, will retire from the university next year.Dr. Hudson told delegates the "probability of securing an endowment for the Institute is infinitely greater if it is moved to the university campus."He added that the opportunity to