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April 15, 1944


JAMA. 1944;124(16):1138-1140. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850160044016

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ARMY FACILITIES AT FORT MEADE, SOUTH DAKOTA, TRANSFERRED TO VETERANS ADMINISTRATION  The War Department announced recently that the facilities of Fort Meade, South Dakota, will be transferred to the Veterans Administration on or before April 15 for use by the agency in treating sick and wounded veterans. This will be the first of several anticipated transfers by the Army of installations which at present are not needed for training because of troop movements overseas. Decision to permit the use of such army camps by the Veterans agency was reached some time ago at a meeting between Lieut. Col. Brehon Somervell, commanding general, U. S. Army, Army Service Forces; Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, chief of the Veterans Administration, and Major Gen. Norman T. Kirk, Surgeon General, U. S. Army. Fort Meade, an old regular army cavalry installation, can accommodate

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