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July 23, 1949


JAMA. 1949;140(12):1036-1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900470040013

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DR. KARSNER SWORN IN AS RESEARCH ADVISOR  Dr. Howard T. Karsner, former professor of pathology at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, was sworn in July 1 as medical research advisor to the Surgeon General of the Navy. He will assist and advise the Surgeon General, concerning evaluation, coordination and development of the Navy's Medical Research Program.Dr. Karsner was recently given the honorary degree LL.D. by Western Reserve University. He is the author of a widely used textbook on "Human Pathology" and many scientific papers. He was the fifth Navy department employee to be appointed under the provision of Public Law 758, which authorizes the Navy to fill thirteen positions in the professional and scientific service above the salary limitations of the regular civil service.

NEW REGULAR OFFICERS  The following young reserve medical officers on active duty have been appointed to the regular Navy Medical Corps:Lt. Francis

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