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Radium and Oncologic Institute.
—Through the interest of Mr. King C. Gillette, the Radium and Oncologic Institute has been established in Los Angeles, and a fireproof building, to cost about $65,000, is now under construction. The building will contain laboratories for clinical research work, and has a modern and complete roentgen-ray equipment and more than 1 gm. of radium with the necessary emanation apparatus and appliances. The institution will afford, for a fee consistent with the financial condition of the patient, treatment of neoplastic diseases. Profits earned above those required for the expense and maintenance of the institution will be devoted to scientific and research work. Dr. Rex D. Duncan, Los Angeles, has been selected as medical director