Medicine: Senator Long's Idea

Conspicuously present at the dedication of Louisiana State University's new $2,500,000 Medical Center in New Orleans last May was Louisiana's self-styled political "kingfish," Senator Huey Pierce Long. Conspicuously absent were officials of Tulane University, who thought Senator Long was meddling with medical education for political reasons, that nearby L. S. U. was a trespasser in New Orleans. Last week Louisiana's simmering medical pot boiled over.

In sweltering New Orleans Dean Arthur A. Vidrine of L. S. U.'s medical center announced the appointment of Dr. Urban Maes as professor of surgery and...

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