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February 21, 1959

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

JAMA. 1959;169(8):858. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000250076023

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Abstract

AIR FORCE 

Award for Dr. Strughold.—  Dr. Hubertus Strughold, advisor for research and professor of space medicine at the Air Force School of Aviation Medicine, was given the Dr. John J. Jeffries award, in January, for his research in space and aviation medicine. The award is presented annually by the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Often called "the father of space medicine," Dr. Strughold was the first scientist to define specific areas to be investigated in space medicine, the first to give a comprehensive definition of space and space equivalency, and was the first chief of the School of Aviation Medicine's Department (now Division) of Space Medicine.

New Hospital.—  The new U. S. Air Force Hospital at Larson Air Force Base, Wash., was formally dedicated on Dec. 13, 1958. This 50-bed, air-conditioned hospital has an audiovisual nurse call system, centralized oxygen and vacuum system, public address and program distribution system,

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