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January 12, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(2):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970370051016

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New Air Force Hospital in Florida.—  The newest of the recently completed permanent hospitals for the Air Force is at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. The new hospital is a three-story building of 150-bed capacity, which can be expanded to 300 beds. This facility contains all treatment, clinical, diagnostic, and support elements necessary to render general medical and surgical care to the base military population and their dependents. The completely air-conditioned physical plant has been under construction for two years at a cost of about $3,300,000.

Session on Space Medicine.—  The surgeon general's office of the U. S. Air Force reports that a meeting on space medicine was held Dec. 7, 1956, during the third annual meeting of the American Astronautical Society in New York. Among the presentations scheduled were Gravi-Receptors, by Hubertus O. Strughold, chief, department of space medicine, School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Air Force

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