ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
Brookhaven Medical Research Center.—
The nation's newest atomic medical research center, including the world's first nuclear reactor designed specifically for medical use, was dedicated at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, L. I., New York. In addition to the reactor, the new Brookhaven Medical Research Center includes a 48-bed hospital for research patients and laboratories for studies on medical applications of atomic energy. The medical research reactor, which is scheduled for operation early in 1959, includes unique design features for use in research treatment of ailing human beings and experimental animals.
School of Aviation Medicine.—
On Feb. 9, 1959, the School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the founding of the department of space medicine. Major Gen. Harry G. Armstrong, former commandant of the school and a pioneer in aeromedical research, established the department, the first of its kind