PROF. H. P. HIMSWORTH has been appointed by the Medical Research Council to be its secretary in succession to Sir Edward Mellanby, who retires on October 1. Dr. Himsworth is at present professor of medicine in the University of London and director of the Medical Unit at University College Hospital ; he has been a member of the Council since February 1948.

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    Announcements. Nature 163, 868 (1949).

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