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February 14, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(7):478-479. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890240044014

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PROMOTE THIRTEEN GENERALS IN MEDICAL DEPARTMENT  Following recent confirmation by the Senate of promotions of thirteen general officers of the Army Medical Department, seven of those affected received either new stars or confirmation of permanent promotion at a ceremony in the Surgeon General's Office, January 27, when temporary Major General Raymond W. Bliss, Surgeon General, and temporary Major General Malcolm C. Grow, the Air Surgeon, observed their acceptance of permanent grade. Also present were five officers who received one new star: Brig. Gen. George C. Beach Jr., commanding general, Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C.; Brig. Gen. Albert W. Kenner, of the Army Personnel Board, and Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Smith, chief of the Army Dental Corps. Each received the additional star of a major general. Col. Walter D. Love, assistant chief of the Army Dental Corps, and Col. James A. McCallum, chief of the Army Veterinary Corps,

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