Tdcj Agenda for Regular Meeting Medical Experiments 1967
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(I.~ - I I I I I I I I AGENDA FOR REGULAR MEETING ~ OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IIuntsville, Texas i J I TEXAS BOARD OF CORRECTIONS 1 HOUSTON, 'fEXAS March 13, 1967 292nd Meeting .. ~_ __.. ...• ---------------------------~ F ? sr. ssm i$ 75' hmWstr ; 2 dW'd'71'ir ,nMtnsmM.m_w !·rt.~ ....r"xi En ~ n PROPOSAL FOR STUDIES ON RESPIRATORY VIRAL DISEASE IN NORHAL VOLUNTEERS InvestIgators: Dr. Vernon KnIght, M.D. Dr. Robert Couch. M.D. Dr. Gordon Douglas. M.D. Duration of Study: Departments of Hlcroblology and Medicine Baylor UnIversity College of MedIcIne Same Same Three to seven years. DuratIon of ThIs Proposal: One year. Number of Subjects for This proposal: Kinds of Subjects: Approximately 100. Healthy adult males aged 17 - 40. Previous Experience: The above-named Investigators have been performing studies slmllar to those In the present proposal for the past five years at the National Institutes of Health, a division of the U.S. PublIc Health Service, In Bethesda, Maryland. DurIng this tIme a workIng arrangement simIlar to the one herein proposed exIsted with the Bureau of Federal PrIsons. Over a period of five years approximately 2,000 federal prisoners were brought to the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health Where they remained for a period of three to four weeks. Each would receive Inoculation with a common cold vIrus In this hospItal setting and be closely followed and examined by several physicians. These studies have contributed sIgnifIcantly to better understanding of the common cold and lnfluenza, led to development and alteration of vaccines, and pointed the way to new approaches to control. Since the viruses responsible for most of man's respiratory Illnesses will not Infect animals, it is necessary to study these InfectIons In human volunteers. The majority of naturally-infected Individuals neither seek nor need medIcal aid; and, therefore, productIon of common colds Is necessary for detailed study. PrIsoners constitute nearly Ideal sub! Jects for this purpose. Detai Is of the selectIon and use of volunteers In these previous studies is Included In the accompanying report The Use of Volunteers In Medical Virology. In additIon, selected reprints of previously conducted studies are also included.