July 31, 1948

Advances in Military Medicine Made by American Investigators Working Under the Sponsorship of the Committee on Medical Research

JAMA. 1948;137(14):1261. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890480081026

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These two volumes comprise a record of results of the great cooperative effort in medical research conducted in the interests of national defense by the Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II. The record is necessarily incomplete and lacking in technical detail. The definitive records can be found in medical and scientific journals and monographs in which more than 1,300 papers have been published and in which hundreds more will appear. In the foreword Dr. Alfred N. Richards, chairman of the Committee on Medi cal Research, outlines the organization and administration of that Committee, which President Roosevelt established by executive order on June 28, 1941. The Committee on Medical Research was a constituent agency of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, and it obtained vital assistance from the division of medical sciences of the National Research Council. The Committee on Medical Research by 1943 had fifty-two

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