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June 11, 1927

Medical News

JAMA. 1927;88(24):1909-1914. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680500051020

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Hospital News—Airplanes Transport Patients.  —Instances have occurred in Alaska in which patients have been transported hundreds of miles by airplanes to hospitals or other medical aid. The Anchorage Base Hospital, maintained by the Alaska Railroad under the U. S. Department of the Interior, with a capacity of thirty-four beds, serves a large territory and admits other patients in addition to the railway employees. Dr. Rex F. Swartz is now chief of staff of the hospital, and the other railroad surgeons at the hospital are Drs. Joseph H. Romig, Fairbanks; John A. Baughman, Seward, and Reilly J. Alcorn, Anchorage. Our correspondent writes also that Dr. Arthur D. Haverstock, captain, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, has been ordered to

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