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June 15, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(7):798. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980070080023

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To the Editor:—  I am writing to you and to the editor of Radiology asking if I might, through the courtesy of your journal, pay tribute to the late Dr. Byrl Raymond Kirklin of the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn., for his great contributions, not only during the period of World War II but in the years which followed. His recent death saddens the many friends in the Army Medical Service.During World War II Dr. Kirklin served as the senior consultant in radiology, surgical consultant division, Office of the Surgeon General of the Army. Among his many contributions, his wide knowledge of educational facilities throughout the nation served to formulate the greatly expanded educational and training programs necessary to the war effort. Dr. Kirklin's contributions during the war period have been reflected in their lasting effects during the peacetime years and especially during the Korean conflict. I express the deep

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