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December 12, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(15):2111-2112. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010330073023

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School of Aviation Medicine.—  The research and educational facilities of the Aerospace Medical Center at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, were opened to the press and invited dignitaries Nov. 12 to 14. Dedication ceremonies for the center's new school of aviation medicine on Nov. 14 were preceded by a private press tour of the laboratories which are searching for the secrets of sustaining human life during space flights. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson addressed the assembled military and scientific leaders.

General Byrnes Awarded Legion of Merit.—  Brig. Gen. Victor A. Byrnes, who retired on Sept. 30, was presented prior to his retirement with the Legion of Merit by Major Gen. Oliver K. Niess, the surgeon general. He received the award for his outstanding professional ability and his vision and leadership in his role as director of professional services in the office of the surgeon general.



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