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October 7, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(6):471-473. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060033018

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Cortisone and Acth for Certain Hospitals  Cortisone and pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) will shortly be made available in Korea and elsewhere in the Far East and European commands, Major Gen. R. W. Bliss, the Surgeon General, announced September 11. Seven Army hospitals in the United States and one in Hawaii also will be issued limited quantities. The Surgeon General's instructions limit the use of these drugs to certain selected cases. They will not now be made standard items of supply in the Army. Hospitals authorized the use of cortisone and ACTH will establish boards of physicians to rule on the cases warranting the administration of these drugs. An abstract of the clinical record of each case will be sent to the Surgeon General's Office for review. The hospitals which will receive supplies of the drugs are Army and Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark.; Brooke Army Hospital, Fort

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