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February 20, 1960


JAMA. 1960;172(8):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020080063022

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Medical Service School.—  The Gunter Branch of the School of Aviation Medicine was redesignated the Medical Service School. It was originally established in 1950 to meet the training requirements of medical personnel during the Korean conflict. The present mission of the school is to conduct all military medical training for officers and airmen except that which is directly related to aviation medicine; to provide the necessary administrative support and supervision for all personnel assigned or attached to the school; and to organize, equip, and train, on a continuing basis, a medical disaster assistance team. Thirty-six different courses are offered, 12 for officers, 10 for advanced or supervisory technicians, and 14 for apprentice-specialist airmen.


Reserve Training Course.—  A two-week active duty course in military medical training, previously scheduled to convene on March 7, will convene March 14, at the Naval Medical School, Bethesda, Md. The first week will

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