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January 30, 1960


JAMA. 1960;172(5):462. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020050054022

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Reassignment.—  Col. Laurence A. Potter, assistant commandant of the Army Medical Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center, has become deputy chief of the personnel and training division in the office of the surgeon general.


Little Strokes.—  A new brochure of the Public Health Service stresses the importance of prompt diagnosis of little strokes and indicates that early treatment often prevents more serious strokes. The booklet, "Little Strokes—Hope Through Research," calls attention to such minor and sometimes baffling symptoms of little strokes as thickness of speech, dizziness, or numbness of arm or leg. It warns, however, against attempted diagnosis by the patient or his family and points out the vital importance of immediate medical care. It was prepared by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness and is listed as Public Health Service Publication no. 689. Single free copies may be obtained from the National Institute

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