May 31, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(5):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930220090023

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New Head of Medical Center.—  Rear Adm. Bertram Groesbeck Jr. became the new commanding officer of the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., April 30. The traditional naval ceremony was witnessed by many official guests and high ranking officers, and was followed by a review of the various naval companies on duty at the medical center.Rear Admiral Groesbeck was first commissioned in the Naval Reserve on April 7, 1917. In a few months he transferred to the regular Navy. His rank as rear admiral dates from 1942. In 1922 he was ordered to the Pensacola Naval Air Station for instruction in aviation and since then has served at various naval air stations in this country and abroad. Among the ships on which he has served are the USS Xarifa, USS Houston, USS Canopus, USS Luzon, USS Yorktown, USS Enterprise, USS Kittery, and the USS Jasson. He has

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