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September 21, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(12):1025. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810380055017

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MEDICAL REGIMENT TRAVELS THREE THOUSAND MILES  The First Medical Regiment, which for eighteen years had been stationed at the Field Service School at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., arrived in Camp Ord, California, June 28, after having marched 3,102 miles in fourteen days. The regiment averaged more than 250 miles each marching day and on some days made more than 300 miles. Almost the entire distance was made over U. S. Highway 40, although U. S. Highway 30 was followed through the mountains. The regiment consisted of seven officers of the medical corps and 180 enlisted men under the command of Lieut. Col. Robert P. Williams. The march was made without a single serious injury and only one slight accident to a motorcycle sergeant, who was struck by a civilian car.

INSTRUCTION IN AVIATION MEDICINE  A six weeks course of instruction to qualify physicians for military duty as medical aviation examiners was

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