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March 27, 1943

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;121(13):1095-1097. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840130109016

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Abstract

ARMY 

GENERAL HOSPITALS DESIGNATED FOR SPECIAL SURGICAL TREATMENT  The War Department, Washington, D. C., on March 6 issued the following memorandum:

  1. It has become evident that certain diseases and injuries will require treatment of a surgical nature in which a high degree of specialization is necessary. The following general hospitals have therefore been designated for the special surgical treatment indicated:

    • Chest surgery:

      Fitzsimons,

      Denver

      Hammond,

      Modesto, Calif.

      Kennedy,

      Memphis, Tenn.

      Walter Reed,

      Washington, D. C.

    • Maxillofacial and plastic surgery:

      Bushnell,

      Brigham, Utah

      O'Reilly,

      Springfield, Mo.

      Valley Forge,

      Phoenixville, Pa.

      Walter Reed,

      Washington, D. C.

    • Amputation centers:

      Bushnell,

      Brigham, Utah

      Lawson,

      Atlanta, Ga.

      McCloskey,

      Temple, Texas

      Percy Jones,

      Battle Creek, Mich.

      Walter Reed,

      Washington, D. C.

    • Ophthalmic surgery and treatment of blinded casualties (including maxillofacial and plastic surgery involving the eye):

      Letterman,

      San Francisco

      Valley Forge

      Phoenixville, Pa.

    • Neurosurgery:

      Ashford,

      White Surphur Springs,

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