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July 2, 1960


JAMA. 1960;173(9):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020270060019

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Personal.—  Brig. Gen Major Samuel White, command surgeon air training command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, was promoted to major general. General White has been air training command surgeon since May, 1959. He was transferred to ATC headquarters from Washington, D. C., where he was director of medical staffing and education, office of the surgeon general, United States Air Force.


New Developments.—  Medical aid men of the U. S. Army Combat Development Experimentation Center have tested infrared binoculars attached to their helmets. Using an infrared light source to bathe the battle area, the aid men can locate casualties quickly, without being detected by the enemy themselves. Locating, rendering first aid, and evacuating wounded from a combat area during hours of darkness has long been a serious problem.Prevention of sepsis in battle wounds has been another vexing problem. During World War II and the Korean conflict, instruments

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