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Announcement.–The Society for Clinical Trials has recently been organized to promote the development and exchange of information on clinical trials methodology and on research using similar methods. The Society plans to achieve these goals through meetings and publications and by attracting members from various disciplines. Membership is open to anyone interested. For further information, and to apply for membership, please write to Dr C. R. Klimt, Secretary, Society for Clinical Trials, Inc, 600 Wyndhurst Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210
Dr Frank N. Cochems Competition.–The University of Colorado School of Medicine announces the 15th annual Cochems Competition. A prize of $2,500 will be