Just as the society convened in the annual meeting in New Orleans last December, the Department of Parasitology of the University of Santiago, met with disaster. The department is headed by Dr. Amador Neghme, well known to many of our readers. The following paragraph was prepared by Dr. E. C. Faust, from information supplied by Dr. Neghme. It is hoped that many members of the society and others may be able to assist Dr. Neghme in re-establishing their teaching collections and library.
“On December 5, 1948, early in the morning, fire destroyed the School of Medicine, The Biological Institute and The Department of Parasitology of the University of Santiago, Chile. The Department of Parasitology lost their research microscopes, glassware and instruments including new equipment which had just arrived from France; also more than 5000 microscopic preparations of parasite material and the museum and teaching collection of bottle specimens.