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January 17, 1959


JAMA. 1959;169(3):267. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000200065017

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Colonel Steinkamp Awarded Medal.—  Lieut. Col. George R. Steinkamp, chief, Department of Astroecology, Division of Space Medicine, School of Aviation Medicine, has been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. The citation stated, in part: "Colonel Steinkamp distinguished himself by meritorious service to the United States from September 3, 1955, to August 25, 1957. During which period, his leadership, exemplary foresight, and ceaseless efforts were instrumental in the resolution of many problems of major importance to the Air Force." Among his other decorations are the Bronze Star Medal and the European campaign ribbon with four battle stars.Last February, Colonel Steinkamp, then chief of the department of space medicine, was in charge of the "sealed cabin" experiment involving A/1C Donald G. Farrell who spent seven days in the cramped cabin completely sealed off from contact with the outside world.Commissioned in the Army medical corps in 1942, Dr. Steinkamp

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