March 29, 1947


JAMA. 1947;133(13):950-953. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880130050015

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RESEARCH IN MILITARY MEDICINE  The War Department has announced details of its plans for military medicine in its research and development program for 1947:In order for progress to continue, it is essential that further research be carried out in all the present research fields and that special emphasis be placed on:Traumatic surgery. Great progress has been made in this important field during the war years. The Army offers unusual opportunity for further research in this most important field of surgery.Psychoneurosis. This field offers great promise in research and possible saving of great manpower losses to the Army. There were 642,351 cases of psychoneurosis in the Army during the past war, representing a tremendous manpower saving if methods for reducing the numbers of these cases can be developed.Radiation casualties. The relationship of projects dealing with atomic energy and medical problems related thereto must be established

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