Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 6, 1956

¶ Of 6,997 physicians turned out by 82 U.S. medical schools last year, only 173 were Negroes, and 132 of these graduated from Howard University and Meharry Medical College (both Negro schools), complained Dean Robert S. Jason of Howard's School of Medicine. ¶ The first report on a research project financed in part by the Tobacco Industry Research Committee (TIME, Nov. 15, 1954) was published by Providence Drs. Philip Cooper and James B. Knight Jr., and it had nothing to do with cigarettes and cancer. It indicated that while individual duodenal ulcer patients...

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