March 8, 1952


JAMA. 1952;148(10):859. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930100077024

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Tribute to Army Research Team.—  A research team from the Army Medical Service Graduate School, Washington, D. C., whose work demonstrated the value of chloramphenicol (chloromycetin®) in the prevention and control of scrub typhus and other infections, was given international recognition this month on receipt of a letter from the British ambassador to the secretary of state. The letter reads, in part:"His Majesty's Ambassador for the United Kingdom presents his compliments to the Secretary of State and has the honour... to convey the thanks and appreciation of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and of the Government of the Federation of Malaya for the work of the United States Army Medical Research unit which has been, since 1948, attached to the Institute for Medical Research at Kuala Lumpur."The work of this unit, under the leadership of Dr. Joseph A. Smadel and Lt. Col. Robert Traub, on

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