Stanford University School of Medicine, San Francisco, has announced the following promotions, effective September 1: Dr. Sidney Raffel becomes professor of bacteriology; associate professorships were announced for Drs. Lowell A. Rantz and David A. Rytand in medicine, Dr. Lelland J. Rather in pathology, David C. Regnery, Ph.D., in biological sciences and Dr. Victor Richards in surgery.
Survey of Cancer Facilities.—
A survey of cancer facilities in San Diego County, one of a series being conducted in California at the request of local societies, drew attention to the need for (1) a tumor record registry, (2) a fourth tumor board in addition to the three now functioning, (3) extension of public health nursing services to cancer patients in rural areas of the county, (4) educational programs for lay and professional persons and (5) creation of a panel of physicians who will accept referred cancer patients. Data for