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February 28, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(9):631-633. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890260039015

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TOUR OF INSPECTION BY COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL SERVICES  The Committee on Medical and Hospital Services of the Armed Forces, appointed by Secretary of Defense Forrestal, left Washington, D. C., February 16 to visit medical installations in Florida. Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Missouri and Ohio. The committee, with Dr. Paul R. Hawley, formerly chief medical director of the Veterans Administration, as chairman, was instructed to make a thorough, objective and impartial study of the medical services of the Armed Forces, so that the Secretary of Defense may obtain at the earliest possible date "the maximum degree of coordination, efficiency and economy" in their operation.The official party includes Major Gen. Raymond W. Bliss, surgeon general of the Army; Rear Admiral C. A. Swanson, surgeon general of the Navy; Major Gen. Malcolm C. Grow, the air surgeon, U. S. Air Force, and Rear Admiral Joel T. Boone

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