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February 17, 1945


JAMA. 1945;127(7):401-404. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860070033014

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TEN RECEIVE AMERICAN TYPHUS COMMISSION MEDAL  Two American ambassadors, five army officers and three navy officers were recently awarded the United States of America Typhus Commission Medal in recognition of their "exceptionally meritorious service" in the control of typhus. The recipients of the awards and the citations accompanying them include:Hon. Alexander Comstock Kirk, United States ambassador to Italy, "for exceptionally meritorious service in connection with the work of the United States of America Typhus Commission. As minister to Egypt during the period from Jan. 7, 1943 to May 1, 1944 Mr. Kirk took great personal interest in the activities of the commission and constantly supported its program. His support contributed materially to the success of the commission's investigations and control of typhus fever in the Middle East."Hon. Laurence A. Steinhardt, United States Ambassador to Turkey, "for exceptionally meritorious service in connection with the work of the

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