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September 19, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(3):321. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010210073018

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New Director.—  Col. Frank M. Townsend, U. S. A. F., M.C., was appointed director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology succeeding Capt. William M. Silliphant, M.C., U. S. N. Colonel Townsend is the first Air Force officer to assume the directorship of the Institute. He also serves as the consultant in pathology to the Air Force surgeon general. The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is the central laboratory of pathology for the Department of Defense. In addition to serving the Armed Services, the institute meets the needs of the Public Health Service, Atomic Energy Commission, Veterans Administration, other federal agencies, and civilian pathologists in the form of consultative service.


Armed Services Orthopedic Seminar.—  The first Armed Services Orthopedic Seminar will be convened at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, Calif., Sept. 23 to 25, under the sponsorship of the commandant, Twelfth Naval District.

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