Salvador Edward Luria (1912-1991)
Salvador Edward Luria was born Salvatore Luria of a Jewish family in Turin, Italy, where he attended medical school, eventually settling on a career in basic science. His life in Europe was marred by the ascendancy of theFascists, and the events leading to World War II. Eventually, he settled in Boston, where he joined the Biology Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here, he produced his most important research, culminating in a Nobel Prize in 1969 for his pioneering work on bacteriophage genetics. Besides his research, Luria will also be remembered as a student adviser, a prolific writer and a politically active pacifist.
Publication Name: Genetics
Subject: Biological sciences
The Hejaz railway
A brief outline of the history of the Hejaz Railway, which includes the motivating factors behind the project, its construction, the problems it had to overcome, is presented. The evolution of the project through pre-World War era, post World War era and Modern times is discussed.
Publication Name: Asian Affairs
Subject: Ethnic, cultural, racial issues/studies
Supreme Court will rule on pedicle screw "Fraud on the FDA" case
Issues concerning the case against the Buckman Company for alleged fraud on the Food and Drug Administration are discussed. The company is accused of falsely requesting clearance for plates and screws used in bone fractures.
Publication Name: Medical Devices, Diagnostics & Instrumentation (MDDI Reports) - The Gray Sheet
Subject: Health care industry
- Abstracts: The military's assault on AIDS. Med school on the make. Anything but academic
- Abstracts: Role of medical screening in the prevention of occupational disease. Suing the doctor: lawsuits by injured workers against the occupational physician
- Abstracts: Role of medical screening in the prevention of occupational disease. part 2 Interpretation and communication of the results of medical field investigations
- Abstracts: The racial integration of medical and nursing associations in the United States. Prostate cancer treatment recommendations depend on medical specialty
- Abstracts: A gift for Mom: an ob/gyn public relations project - a case study. Public-private partnership organizations in health care: cooperative strategies and models