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December 29, 1945

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1945;129(18):1265-1273. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860520033012

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Abstract

ARMY 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL 

Major General George F. Lull  Major Gen. George F. Lull, Deputy Surgeon General of the Army, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services in the Office of the Surgeon General from June 1940 to August 1945." The citation accompanying the award stated that "in his capacity as chief of personnel service he was responsible for developing plans to augment the various officers' corps and the enlisted and civilian personnel of the Medical Department during the nation's first total mobilization of medical manpower. As Deputy Surgeon General he was largely responsible for establishing policies and directing studies which resulted in many outstanding medical achievements such as the advancement in preventive health measures, the remarkably low incidence of disease and the low mortality from both disease and battle wounds. General Lull's skilful discharge of difficult duties and

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