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JAMA. 1957;165(11):1461-1465. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980290101014.
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Personal.—  Dr. Malcolm H. Merrill, of Berkeley, director of the California Department of Public Health, has been appointed to the National Advisory Health Council, Surgeon General Burney of the Public Health Service has announced.

Conference on Cardiovascular Physiology.—  A weekend conference on cardiovascular physiology as applied to clinical practice will be held in the Herbst Auditorium, Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco, Dec. 13-15. Presented by the visiting staff of the hospital, in cooperation with the University of California Medical Extension, the conference will present a broad survey of the present concepts of the dynamics of circulation as exhibited in cardiovascular disease. Emphasis will be placed on the need for understanding basic physiologic and biochemical disturbances for the successful diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Lewis Dexter, assistant professor in medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, will be guest speaker. Dr. John J. Sampson, clinical professor of medicine, University of


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