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July 19, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(12):1151. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930290073022

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Medical Service Celebrates 177th Anniversary.—  The Army Medical Service will celebrate its 177th anniversary on July 27. From the small group of doctors and assistants organized as a medical department by the Continental Congress in 1775 at the behest of General George Washington, the Army Medical Service has grown to the largest military medical service in existence. Whether in combat or out, Army medical personnel are dedicated to the task of safeguarding and restoring the health of the individual soldier, and the combined efforts of its physicians, nurses, medical specialists, and enlisted men and women have created the healthiest combat force in history.

Society Election in Japan.—  Col. George M. Powell is the newly-elected president of the Southern Honshu Medical Society, chosen during a society meeting at the 279th General Hospital. The colonel is chief of medical service at Osaka Army Hospital. Col. Sterrett E. Dietrich, commanding officer of

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