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December 29, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(18):1641. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970350057019

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Air Force to Build Medical Center.—  The Air Force has announced that the new 8-million-dollar Aero Medical Center, to be built at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, will house the School of Aviation Medicine, which has been dividing its operations between Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. The center, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 1958, was originally authorized by the 82nd Congress in the fiscal year 1953 military construction program.The first construction contracts provide for an academic building, a flight medicine laboratory, research laboratory shops, and supporting utilities. Contracts to be awarded for the remainder of the facilities include an altitude building and a research building. Establishment of this aeromedical center will allow the Air Force to conduct more extensive research into the medical aspects of supersonic flight problems and to provide greater aviation medicine teaching

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