Medicine: Pan American

For 35 minutes last week President Roosevelt listened to the rapid, persuasive, ambitious voice of a handsome Manhattan dermatologist. Dr. Joseph Jordan Eller, 42, director-general of the Pan American Medical Association, wants to build a 17-story, 500-bed medical centre in Manhattan to serve his organization's members when they go there.

In his briefcase Dr. Eller, son-in-law of onetime President Plutarco Elias Calles of Mexico, had letters of approval and promises of co-operation from a score of Latin American officials who attended the Third Pan American Conference of National Directors of Health in Washington last month. Also in an approving mood were Sumner...

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