Artificial Kidney to be Purchased

“The School of Medicine has received $5,000 from the United Fund of Middletown, Connecticut, as a contribution in support of basic research. In announcing the gift, Dean Lippard stated that the money will be used for the purchase of an artificial kidney. The equipment for hemodialysis will be set up in a special laboratory adjacent to the Fitkin 2 medical ward and will be under the direction of Dr. Franklin Epstein, assistant professor of medicine. It will be available for treatment of selected patients and for research in renal physiology. One of the research studies will involve investigation of the effects of renal failure on the nervous system.”