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August 22, 1959

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

JAMA. 1959;170(17):2116. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010170078017

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Abstract

ARMY 

Dr. Sim Honored.—  Dr. Van M. Sim, chief of the Chemical Warfare Laboratories' clinical research division at Army Chemical Center, Maryland, was given the Army's highest civilian award, the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service. Dr. Sim was cited for "volunteering to be the first to expose himself to several new chemical agents at the risk of grave personal injury and the direction of a program whereby over 400 volunteers have been exposed without a single injury."

Personal.—  Col. James T. McGibony, M. C., was appointed chief of the medical plans and operations division in the office of the surgeon general thereby succeeding Col. Angel A. Cardona, M. C., who is now surgeon of the military district of Washington.

NAVY 

Personal.—  Capt. Clifford P. Phoebus, M.C., U. S. Navy, recently reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for duty as director, Astronautical Division.

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 

Personal.—  Dr. Frederick J.

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