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April 23, 1960


JAMA. 1960;172(17):1953. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020170079020

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Retirements.—  Capt. Earl F. Evans, commanding officer of the U. S. Naval Hospital, Charleston, S. C., was retired after more than 29 years' Service.— Capt. Verden E. Hockett was retired after completion of more than 20 years' service. At the time of his retirement he was serving as senior medical officer, U. S. Naval Station, Seattle, Wash.


Personal.—  Dr. Joseph S. Weltman, director of professional services at the Veterans Administration hospital in Lexington, Ky., was appointed manager of the VA Center in Togus, Maine.


Mongolism. —  "Mongolism — Hope Through Research," a newly published leaflet, tells of the broad research efforts underway at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness to determine the cause and prevention of this disorder. Although the cause of mongolism is unknown, the condition is known to start before birth. A widely held theory has been that early in

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