—Dr. James H. Growdon, associate professor of surgery since 1949, has been appointed professor and head of the department of surgery at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock. He replaces Dr. Gilbert O. Dean, who has resigned to enter private practice. Dr. William K. Jordan, formerly head of the division of neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, has been appointed professor of neurology and head of the division of neurology in the department of psychiatry and neurology, effective Sept. 1. J. Walker Beck, Ph.D., has been named assistant professor of bacteriology and parasitology.
Dr. Wood Heads University Cancer Institute.
—Dr. David A. Wood, Stanford University pathologist, has been appointed director of the Cancer Research Institute of the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Dr. Robert S. Stone, professor of radiology, who has