Public Health Studies Diseases of Old Age

Scientists at the School of Public Health will soon attack the problems of old age, Brig. Gen. James S. Simmons (ret.), Dean of the School, announced.

The new project will be financed by a three-year grant of $112,688 given by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., and will be directed by Hugh R. Leavell, head of the School's department of public health practice.

Leavell will be chairman of the faculty investigation of old age problems including health, welfare, and employment opportunities.

Preventive medicines and improved public health measures have already virtually eliminated almost all communicable disease in this country, said Dean Simmons.