June 21, 1947


JAMA. 1947;134(8):719. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880250067016

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Major General Norman T. Kirk  The United States of America Typhus Commission Medal has been awarded to Major Gen. Norman T. Kirk, Surgeon General of the Army, whose services were thus summed up in the citation: He rendered exceptionally meritorious service in connection with the work of the United States of America Typhus Commission from June 1, 1943 to June 30, 1946. Thoroughly comprehending the problems of typhus on a worldwide scale, he contributed in every way possible through his advice, special knowledge, high position and command of facilities to the effective operation of the commission in the United States and in all theaters overseas. By fostering investigations of rickettsial diseases and their control, General Kirk aided directly in achieving the new victory over typhus. Dr. Kirk graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, in

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