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May 8, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(2):201-202. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890360083015

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DR. BLAKE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF NEW COMMITTEE  Dr. Vannevar Bush, chairman, research and development board of the national military establishment, announces the appointment of Dr. Francis G. Blake, Sterling Professor of Medicine at Yale University, as chairman of the newly formed Committee on Medical Science.The Committee on Medical Science of the Research and Development Board will be concerned with the survey, analysis and evaluation of all aspects of research and development activities in the field of medical and allied sciences, within the Military Establishment. As far as research and development activities are concerned, the Research and Development Board Committee on Medical Science will work closely with the Hawley Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Defense to review all activity in the military establishment related to medicine and allied sciences. Dr. Blake is well known for his investigations on pneumonia, penicillin therapy and epidemic disease. He is also

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