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April 13, 1946


JAMA. 1946;130(15):1020. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870150038013

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NAVAL MEDICAL OFFICERS COMMENDED  Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal recently commended a number of key personnel in the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for meritorious performance of duty during the war period.Medical officers who have been commended include:Capt. Robert A. Bell (MC), U.S.N. (Spearville, Kan.) for formulation of policies concerning physical standards with relation to efficient mobilization and maximum utilization of naval personnel.Comdr. S. A. Britten (MC), U.S.N.R. (Syracuse, N. Y.), officer in charge of the Tuberculosis Control Section and organizer of an effective tuberculosis control program in the Navy.Capt. James B. Butler (MC), U.S.N. (Washington, D. C.), who was commended for his supervision of the design of medical facilities ashore and afloat as head of the Design and Construction Branch, Planning Division.Comdr. J. W. Ferree (MC), U.S.N.R. (New York) for outstanding performance of duty while serving as officer in charge of

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