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The first of 3 volumes in the series on Internal Medicine in the U.S. Army history of the medical department concerns the activities of the medical consultants. Under the direction of Brig. Gen. Hugh J. Morgan, Chief Consultant in Medicine to the Surgeon General, the available physicians of first-class talent in this specialty who had not already been assigned to general hospitals, station hospitals, or other armed forces activities, were recruited as consultants. In this category one notes, particularly: William S. Middleton, then of Madison; Benjamin M. Baker of Baltimore; Garfield G. Duncan of Philadelphia; Yale Kneeland, Jr., and Perrin Long of New York; and Walter Bauer, Dennette Adams, and Herrman L. Blumgart of Boston. Although I was never in the pyramid on the way up to a consultant assignment, I had occasion during the years 1942 to 1946 to confer with several consultants in the Zone of the Interior
Talbott JH. Medical Department, United States Army, Internal Medicine in World War II. Vol. 1: Activities of Medical Consultants. JAMA. 1962;181(10):922–923. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050360108030
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