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Nine-Month Military Medicine Course.—
The fifth class of military medicine and allied sciences presented annually by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research will start Sept. 3. Its purpose is to develop highly qualified professional leadership at Army medical research, teaching, and treatment centers. Fifteen medical officers who have completed residency training in a specialty will be selected for the nine-month course. Basic mechanisms are to be studied, recent advances in the sciences examined, and correlation made between various areas of science.The students will be guided into a broad pattern of many subjects by a resident and visiting faculty of governmental authorities and by lecturers from many American and European universities. Time will be spent on the medical aspects of radiation, radioisotopes, nuclear warfare, treatment of mass casualties, chemical and biological warfare agents, and certain global epidemiologic concepts of particular importance to military professional personnel. Half of the
GOVERNMENT SERVICES. JAMA. 1957;163(12):1078. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970470076018