University and Educational Intelligence

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    BIRMINGHAM.—The University has decided to institute a Department of Industrial Hygiene and Medicine, and arrangements are being made with the view of opening it on October 1, 1934. It is believed that this is the first department of this nature to be established in a Medical School in Great Britain. The research work contemplated includes the investigation of the deleterious action on workpeople of the materials they work with and methods of prevention; the training of medical men to advise employers as to methods by which the number of certain types of accidents may be reduced, the selection of employees for various kinds of work, and improving the hygiene of factories. It is probable that the University will grant a diploma to those who complete the course successfully.

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