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July 30, 1960


JAMA. 1960;173(13):1498. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020310086028

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Personal.—  Dr. Benjamin B. Wells, director of medical education service for the Veterans Administration in Washington, D. C., was appointed the VA's assistant chief medical director for research and education in medicine. He succeeds Dr. John B. Barnwell, who retired in March.


Change in Quarantine.—  Two actions designed to expedite the arrival of travelers from abroad have been approved.1. Travelers arriving in the United States from Jamaica, who have not gone elsewhere during the previous two weeks, are no longer required to show proof of smallpox vaccination. This exemption is based on the Public Health Service's policy of removing quarantine restrictions whenever possible without weakening essential safeguards against the bringing in of communicable disease. Other quarantine-exempt areas are Canada, Iceland, Greenland, the Canal Zone, the west coast of lower California, and the following islands: Bahamas, Bermudas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Aruba, Curaçao, St. Pierre,

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