Medicine: Capsules, Feb. 25, 1957

¶Congress was too generous last year with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, said Secretary Marion B. Folsom. It appropriated $184 million for research by the National Institutes of Health (compared with $98.5 million for fiscal '56), and the institutes have not been able to spend it. Reason: there are not enough qualified medical researchers and technicians free to go to work on new projects, either in the institutes themselves or in other research centers which they support with grants.

¶ To become a practicing physician in the U.S., an aspirant must spend four years in college, four more...

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