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January 8, 1944


JAMA. 1944;124(2):100-103. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850020030015

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THE CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA MANEUVER AREA  The California-Arizona Maneuver Area, formerly known as the Desert Training Center, is organized as a training theater of operations with all functions of combat, supply and service paralleling as closely as possible like functions in an overseas theater of war. Medical service, including evacuation of actual sick and injured from maneuvering combat troops, is performed in a realistic manner by use of medical battalions, field and evacuation hospitals and finally general hospitals. There are three general hospitals in operation at present exclusively for California-Arizona Maneuver Area troops. These are theater of operation type construction, 1,000 bed rated capacity and staffed by numbered general hospital units. These numbered units operate the hospitals for approximately three months to give them necessary experience and training to qualify them for overseas assignment. The three general hospitals are located as follows and operated by the units indicated:Beaumont, Calif.,

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