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October 23, 1948


JAMA. 1948;138(8):598-599. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080056014

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HOSPITAL RESERVE UNIT ACTIVATED  The 427th General Hospital, a 1,000 bed hospital reserve unit, has been activated by the Army, under the sponsorship of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, and Dr. John B. Youmans, dean of the College of Medicine and a colonel in the Medical Corps Reserve, has been appointed commanding officer.The class "C" type service unit will consist of a full complement of officers. The commissioned personnel will include 55 medical, dental and administrative officers and 83 nurses. Monthly training periods have been planned for personnel assigned to the hospital. Dr. Youmans has announced that Dr. George V. Byfield has been appointed chief of medical service for the hospital, while Dr. William E. Looby will be chief of the surgical service. Drs. Byfield and Looby are members of the University of Illinois faculty and serve on the staff of the Veterans Administration

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