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March 31, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(13):1156. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960480056016

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Laboratory and Research Center in Japan.—  The U. S. Army's principal medical laboratory and research center in the Far East, the 406th Medical General Laboratory, previously in Tokyo, moved with its assigned units to new buildings in the medical area at Camp Zama, Japan, on Feb. 15. Involved in the move were about 300 persons, of whom more than half were Japanese. The laboratory will occupy a modern four-story structure at its new location. Attached units under the command of Col. Joe M. Blumberg, in addition to the 406th Medical General Laboratory, include the 48th Medical Detachment, known better as the United Nations Blood Bank, and the Army Medical Research Detachment.At Zama, officers, enlisted men, and Army civilians will be billeted in quarters only a short distance from the laboratory building. Dormitory facilities will also be available for the Japanese employees.The 406th Medical General Laboratory furnishes diagnostic

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