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Medical Research in India

Nature volume 140, page 422 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation



THE first annual report, for 1935–36, of the Indian Institute for Medical Research has been issued by the Governing Body. The Institute in Calcutta commenced work on January 1, 1935, with a ‘diagnostic’ section, for helping medical practitioners, and four research departments, and a brief survey of research work carried out is given. This includes the preparation of a potent anti-cholera serum, trials of which are now being carried out, a vaccine for the treatment of oriental sore (leishmaniasis), nutritional researches, with the discovery that some common Indian fruits contain a high content of vitamin C, and the mechanism of antigen-antibody combination.

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