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  • William J. Corcoran, assistant to the technical director of the Navy Special Projects Office, Washington, D.C., has been appointed director of the research and advanced technology division at United Technology Corpo- ration, Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Hugh H. Hussey, dean of George- town University's school of medicine, will resign early next year to become director of the American Medical As- sociation's division of scientific activi- ties, Chicago. He plans to be associated with the university as- consultant and adviser for medical education.

    Urner Liddel, assistant director of the Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, Calif., has been appointed chief of sci- ences for lunar and planetary programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Charles E. Smith, dean of the Uni- versity of California's School of Public Health (Berkeley) and president of the the California State Board of Public Health; Jose Alvarez Amezquita, Mex- ico's secretary of health and welfare; and Theodore F. Hatch, professor of industrial health engineering at the Uni- versity of Pittsburgh, have each re- ceived a $5000 Bronfman prize of the American Public Health Association. The awards are presented annually for "international accomplishment in ap- plying new knowledge to the better- ment of human health."

    Francis S. Johnson, manager of space physics research at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, has been appoint- ed head of the recently established up- per atmosphere and space sciences di- vision at the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, Dallas, Tex.

    John D. Spikes, professor and head of the department of experimental bi- ology at the University of Utah, has relinquished his administrative duties in order to devote full time to research and teaching. He is succeeded by Ivan M. Lytle, a member of the department.

    Harry D. Goode, assistant district geologist with the U.S. Geological Sur- vey's branch of ground water office, Salt Lake City, has been appointed as- sociate professor of geology at the Uni- versity of Utah. He succeeds Ray E. Marsell, who has retired.


    Recent staff appointments at Hazle- ton Laboratories' primate and gnotobi- otic colonies, Falls Church, Va.: Herman G. Brant, technical director

    of laboratory animal production and development at Taconic Farms, Ger- mantown, N.Y., as supervisor of the colonies.

    William T. Kerber, veterinary lab- oratory officer in the Virus-Rickettsia Division, Fort Detrick, Md., as a veteri- narian.

    C. W. Asling, professor of anatomy at the University of California (Berke- ley, is on leave until the summer of 1963 at the Institut de Medecine Den- taire, Universite de Geneve, Switzer- land, under the auspices of the Gug- genheim Foundation.

    R. B. Woodward, Donner professor of science at Harvard University, is the third recipient of the medal for cre- ative research in organic chemistry, pre- sented annually by the Synthetic Or- ganic Chemical Manufacturers Associ- ation, New York.

    Saul Kit, of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, has been named professor of biochemistry and head of the new divi- sion of biochemical virology at Baylor University College of Medicine, Hous- ton, Tex.

    Gene M. Nordby, head of the Uni- versity of Arizona's department of civil engineering, has resigned to become dean of the University of Oklahoma's engineering college. He is succeeded by Emmett M. Laursen, professor of civil engineering at Arizona.

    Robert Austrian, professor of medi- cine at the State University of New York's College of Medicine, has been named professor and chairman of the John Herr Musser department of re- search medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Louis P. Gerber, biochemist former- ly with the William T. Thompson Chemical Company, Los Angeles, and S. I. Dulkin, physiological chemist and former technical director of Chem- Tech Laboratories, have established Indag Laboratories, Inc., Beverly Hills, Calif. It will serve as an industrial, agri- cultural, food, and pharmaceutical con- sulting firm.

    Recent Deaths

    Niels H. D. Bohr, 77; Nobel laureate in physics and head of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen; 18 Nov.

    Bohr, born in Copenhagen, received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Uni- versity of Copenhagen, where his father was a professor of physiology. He then went to Britain to work with Ernest Rutherford, who had estab- lished that the atom has a dense nucle- us with a positive charge and is sur- rounded by negatively charged elec- trons in sufficient numbers to make the charges balance. In a-series of papers in 1913, Bohr laid the theoretical foundation for spectroscopy with his concept that excited atoms radiate energy in the form of light. He later helped to clarify the basic principles cf quantum theory. In 1916 Bohr returned to the university as professor of theoretical physics and was made director of the new Institute of Theo- retical Physics in 1920. In 1922, he received the Nobel prize for his re- search on the structure of the atom and nuclear radiation.

    During the early part of 1939, Bohr worked with John A. Wheeler at Prince- ton and drafted a theory of nuclear fission that remains the basis for much work in atomic energy. After the war, he concentrated on promoting inter- national cooperation to harness atomic energy for peaceful uses, and in 1955 was instrumental in setting up the first Atoms for Peace Conference in Ge- neva. He was chairman of the Danish

    Atomic Energy Commission, and a leader in creating CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research. He was the first recipient of the Ford Founda- tion's Atoms for Peace award in 1957.

    Sara E. Branham, 74; retired chief of the U.S. Public Health Service's bac- terial toxins section; 16 Nov.

    Kenneth A. Clendenning, 47; re- search biochemist at the Institute of Marine Resources, University of Cali- fornia, La Jolla; 12 Oct.

    Robert H. Coleman; retired profes- sor of mathematics at the College of Charleston (S.C.); 5 Nov.

    Paul L. Errington, 60; professor of zoology at Iowa State University; 5 Nov.

    -L. Lah


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