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June 25, 1960

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

JAMA. 1960;173(8):916. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020260056016

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Abstract

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 

Dr. Hoogstraal Honored.—  The Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, highest honor conferred on civilian employees by the Department of Defense, was presented to Dr. Harry Hoogstraal, head of the department of medical zoology, Naval Medical Research Unit no. 3, Cairo, United Arab Republic, for his research on ticks and tick-borne diseases of man and animals. His work is of major significance not only to military medicine but to the welfare of all the peoples of regions where tick-borne diseases are a serious health problem.

ARMY 

Disaster Training Programs.—  Three officers from the surgeon general's office participated in a series of training programs on medical aspects of health mobilization offered by the Public Health Service's division of health mobilization. The first course was held in April in Brooklyn, N. Y., the second in May in Battle Creek, Mich., and the third in June in Alameda, Calif.

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