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February 2, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(5):370-371. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970400042019

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Personal.—  The office of the surgeon general, U. S. Air Force, announces that Col. Victor A. Byrnes has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general. General Byrnes has the aeronautical rating of chief flight surgeon. He was given the Gorgas award for research on retinal burns produced by atomic flash, done during the eight years in which he supervised research in the department of ophthalmology at the School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.


Chemical Corps Commended on Safety Record.—  The Manufacturing Chemists' Association presented a special certificate of commendation to the Army Chemical Corps Dec. 20 at a ceremony at the Army and Navy Club, Washington, D. C. Gen. John E. Hull, U. S. Army (retired), president of the association, said that the accident-frequency rate for both military and civilian personnel of the Chemical Corps compared favorably with private industry for the

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