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June 10, 1939

Government Services

JAMA. 1939;112(23):2446. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800230070022

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Admiral Butler Retires  Rear Admiral Charles St. J. Butler, medical corps, who retired for age April 1, was ordered detached March 31 as president of the naval retiring board and board of medical examiners and naval retiring board for officers of the medical corps and to proceed home. Capt. Benjamin H. Dorsey, medical corps, has advanced to the rank of rear admiral and been assigned to succeed to duty as president of these boards at the navy department, according to the Military Surgeon.

Colonel Siler to Retire  Col. Joseph F. Siler will retire from active service in the medical corps of the U. S. Army, June 30, after about thirty-nine years' service. Dr. Siler graduated at the University of Virginia Medical Department in 1898. He was chairman of the Thompson-McFadden pellagra commission, 1912-1915. He served as chief of professional service division, office of the surgeon general, 1925-1929; chief health officer,

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