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May 4, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(1):75-76. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980010077019

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School of Aviation Medicine.—  Construction has begun on the new 9-million-dollar installation for the School of Aviation Medicine on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. Civic leaders and Air Force officials will take part in a formal ground-breaking ceremony on May 10.The arrival of the first construction party climaxed more than a decade of planning by the Air Force. The projected center, many times delayed, was first proposed officially in August, 1946. It was approved by the Congress, and funds for construction appropriated in July, 1952. The four units now under construction are the research institute, academic building, flight medicine laboratory, and shops. In the research institute three floors will be devoted to the aeromedical library and laboratories. In the one-story academic building there will be classrooms that will accommodate 700 students and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 400. The shops, which will fabricate instruments

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