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DEDICATION OF THE ASHBURN GENERAL HOSPITAL
The U. S. Army Ashburn General Hospital at McKinney, Texas, was formally dedicated on August 12. Among other speakers on the program were Major Gen. Norman T. Kirk, Surgeon General of the Army; Major Gen. Richard Donovan, commanding general of the Eighth Service Command; Hon. J. H. Snapp, mayor of McKinney; Mr. Hansford Ray, president of the local chamber of commerce, and Hon. Sam Rayburn of Texas, speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives.The 1,530 bed hospital comprises 110 buildings which occupy a total of 270 acres of land and which are constructed in two parallel rows opening onto a common walkway. The buildings are of tile construction. The hospital was completed at a cost of more than $3,000,000.Col. James B. Anderson, M. C., is the commanding officer, and Col. Clifford A. Gray, M. C., the executive officer.
MEDICINE AND THE WAR. JAMA. 1943;123(1):39–42. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840360041014
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