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February 25, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(8):691. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960430081019

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Foreign Students at Aviation School.—  Fifteen foreign surgeons recently enrolled as students at the Air Force School of Aviation Medicine in Texas. There are four Japanese officers, two Yugoslavs, two Greeks, two Thailanders, two Colombians, a Pakistani, a Nicaraguan, and an Ecuadorean.


All First Lieutenant Physicians and Dentists to Be Promoted to Captain.—  All Army physicians and dentists in the grade of first lieutenant who have at least one year of professional experience will be advanced to the temporary grade of captain within the next two months, the Army surgeon general announced Feb. 7. The advancements, which will affect an estimated 1,100 medical and 500 dental first lieutenants, are the result of a revised personnel policy that makes doctors and dentists eligible for the grade of captain after one year or more of professional experience. The new policy will not impede the promotion of nonmedical officers.Starting

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