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American troops in certain overseas commands will be given anti-influenza vaccine this year, according to an announcement Oct. 26 by the Department of the Army. According to the Surgeon General, troops in Alaska, Europe, and the Far East will be given immunization during November. In addition, between Nov. 15 and March 31, troops designated as overseas replacements will be given influenza protection at ports of embarkation in the United States prior to sailing. The Surgeon General declared: "Experience during the 1952-1953 respiratory disease season, as in other years, demonstrated that effective use of influenza vaccine results only when it is administered prior to the onset of epidemics."
Medical Officers Receive Awards.—
Three Army medical officers received awards Nov. 11, during the annual meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Col. Norman W. Elton, commanding officer, Chemical Corps Medical Laboratories, received the Louis Livingston
GOVERNMENT SERVICES. JAMA. 1953;153(13):1194. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940300052019