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Universities of the Argentine: Retirement of Prof. Bernardo A. Houssay For. Mem.R.S

Nature volume 158, page 739 (23 November 1946) | Download Citation

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THE Universi\fc of the Argentine have at present lost their a|"ifonW, the Government having placed at the he& d ojleaoft faculty an 'intervening delegate', who lasXaken over administration and direction in acc"jjB!hce with the Government's wishes. Basing hiJ jaetion on the recent decree of the executive power controlling clauses in the Unrw rsity statutes concerning the age limit for retirement of professors, the 'intervening delegate' of the Faculty of Medical Sciences in the University of Buenos Aires has informed Dr. Bernardo A. Houssay, titular professor of physiology, who has a world-wide reputation in the field of endocrine research, that he is now liable for retirement and is forthwith 'relieved of his post'. Dr. Houssay is fifty-nine years old. His forcible retirement was followed by a boycott by the students of the physiology classes, and many resignations of members of the staffs of Argentine universities, including Dr. E. Braun Menendez, Dr. V. Foglia, Dr. L. Leloir and Dr. J. T. Lewis.

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