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April 24, 1937

Government Services

JAMA. 1937;108(17):1442. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780170060021

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Abstract

Surgeon General Rossiter Reappointed  Rear Admiral Perceval S. Rossiter has been reappointed surgeon general of the U. S. Navy, following his completion of four years in the office. Dr. Rossiter will reach the statutory age for retirement Nov. 30, 1938. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, in 1895 and has been associated with the service since 1903. Dr. Rossiter is now president of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and Canada.

Health of the Navy  Striking improvement in the health of the navy was recorded in the annual report of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, which covers important activities of the fiscal year 1935-1936 and detailed statistics of diseases and injuries for the calendar year 1935.There were 51,746 admissions for all causes during 1935, a decrease of 13 per cent from 1934, attributed principally to a decrease in venereal diseases

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