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November 1948

News and Comment

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(5):562-563. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030575010

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GENERAL NEWS  Dr. Arvid Wallgren to Be Next Flexner Lecturer.—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn., announces that Professor Arvid Wallgren, of Stockholm, Sweden, will be the next Abraham Flexner lecturer. Dr. Wallgren will arrive in the United States about March 1, 1949.In the fall of 1927, Mr. Bernard Flexner, of New York city, gave $50,000 to Vanderbilt University for the purpose of establishing the Abraham Flexner Lectureship in the School of Medicine. This lectureship is awarded every two years to a scientist of outstanding attainment who shall spend as much as two months in residence in association with either a department of a fundamental science or a clinical branch. Previous lecturers have been:

  • Dr. Heinrich Poll, director of the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Sir William B. Hardy, director of the Low Temperature Research Station at the University of Cambridge, England

  • Dr. Francis R.

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