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September 11, 1948


JAMA. 1948;138(2):134. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900020030013

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)Sept. 8, 1948.

Party to Attend Hospital Dedication  Led by heads of the Army, Navy and Air Force medical departments, a Washington group bound for dedication ceremonies at Tripler General Hospital, Honolulu, is scheduled to depart from the Capital by plane on Labor Day. Members of the party will attend sessions of the Pan Pacific Surgical Association on September 9, as well as the Tripler dedicatory program on the following day. They will be joined in Honolulu by Dr. Ernst E. Irons, President-Elect, and probably other representatives of the American Medical Association. The group will be composed of the following: Maj. Gen. Raymond W. Bliss and Rear Adm. Clifford A. Swanson, Surgeons General of Army and Navy, respectively; Maj. Gen. Malcolm C. Grow, Air Surgeon; Dr. W. P. Dearing, Deputy Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service; Rear Adm. Joel T. Boone,

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