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September 18, 1954


JAMA. 1954;156(3):275. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950030067024

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Award for Research in Space Flight.—  For research in the medical aspects of space flight, Hubertus Strughold, M.D., head, department of space medicine at the Air Force School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Texas, has been awarded the Hermann Oberth Medal of the German Rocket Society. The presentation was made in August at Innsbruck, Austria, where Dr. Strughold was attending the fifth annual congress of the International Astronautical Federation. The previous recipients of the medal have been engineers.An early specialist in aviation medicine and high-altitude physiology, Dr. Strughold was head of the Aeromedical Institute of Berlin before World War II. Since 1947 he has been a staff member of the U. S. Air Force school. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Muenster in 1922 and his M.D. from the University of Wurzburgh in 1923. He was a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1928-1929 doing

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