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May 10, 1947


JAMA. 1947;134(2):193-196. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880190081016

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THE NEW SURGEON GENERAL AND THE DEPUTY SURGEON GENERAL  President Truman on April 23 sent to the Senate for confirmation the nomination of Brig. Gen. Raymond W. Bliss as Surgeon General of the Army to succeed Major Gen. Norman T. Kirk, whose term expires May 31. Also forwarded to the Senate for confirmation was the nomination for Col. George E. Armstrong, M. C., as deputy Surgeon General with the rank of brigadier general for a four year term. General Bliss, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from Tufts College Medical School in 1910 and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps the following year and in the Regular Army in 1913 on graduation from the Army Medical School. Later he entered Harvard Medical School for special study in surgery, remaining in Boston for further clinical study and instruction at Harvard until 1921. He has served as

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