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    HOSPITAL
DUKE
Durham, N. C.
Town Hall Sets
Sunday Meeting
WRIGHT AND STEVENSON MEET AT DUKE—College classmates sometimes meet in
the strangest places, as Adlai Stevenson found out while a patient at Duke Hospital where
he was introduced to DeWitt Wright, assistant superintendent of the Hospital. Stevenson,
a resident of Libertyville, 111., and Wright, a native of Wenona, 111., are both graduates
of the 1926 class of Northwestern University’s Law School.
Finalists Vie for Scholarships
J)iike University presents its sixth
Medical Town Hall program for the
people of the State this Sunday.
Topic for the meeting will be “Ac
cidents—in the Home and on the
Highway.” Admission to all Town
Hall meetings is free, with the pro
gram beginning at 4 p.m. in the Phy
sics liuilding Auditorium.
Speakers for the April 11 meeting
will be Edward Scheldt, N. (!. com
missioner of ;\Iotor V^ehicles, Dr. Jay
Arena, Duke ])ediatriciau, and Dr.
Barnes Woodhail, Duke neurosurgeon.
Scheldt is well-known for his work
to curb vehicle accident and fatality
j)robl(‘ms in the State, and Dr. Arena
ami Dr. Woodhail are the originators
of intei-nationally used exhibits on the
prevention of childhood accidents.
Dr. Arena, associate ])rofessor of
pediatrics, has been a leader in seek
ing ])ublic legislation to restrict the
sale of lye, one of the most common
causes of i)oisoning in childhood, lie
also introduced a general universal
antidote foi- enu>rgency treatment of
children who liave swallowed un
known poisons. The antidote con
sists of burned toast, strong tea, and
milk of magnesia.
Dr. Woodhail’s exhibit, all in color,
depicts the five most common and
dangc'rous accident sitiuitions among
childi’cn.
Auxiliary Meeting
'riie Women’s Auxiliary will
hold its annual meeting at 8 ]).m.,
Tuesday, May 4 at the Men’s
Gradiuite (Center. Elon Clark, di
rector of the De])artment of Medi
cal Art and Illustration will be
guest si)eaker. The revised ])iidc
booklet, “ Who We Are and What
We Do” will be distributed.
Fourteen North Caroliiui girls ar-
i-ived Friday to com])ete for seven
scholai’shi]) awards at the Duke Ihii-
vei'sity School of Nursing. 'I'he tiiud-
AdiiiiUaiice Record
Reaches New High
For the eighth consecutive year,
Duke lIosi)ital admitted a record
number of jiatients during (’o-
su])erintendeuts 1j. E. Swanson anil
-I. ]\I. Pyiic have announced.
Some 17,47r> patients actually were
admitted to the Hospital last year,
and patients also made 1(58,558 visits
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ists, select(>(l from nearly 100 candi
dates in regioiuil competition through
out the State, are guests of the Nurs
ing Scrhool during the two-day round
of tests, interviews and other activi
ties.
Four sch()larslii])s of ijioOO each will
be awarded to winiu'rs for the four-
year pi'ogram leading to the degree of
bachelor of .science in nursing, and
three $100 awards will b(> given to
wiiniers for the thr('(>-year nursing
(lij)loma course.
Sel('ction is based on interest in
nursing, scholastic achievement, nurs
ing and college aptitude, community
organization activities and ])ersoual
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