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June 10, 1961

Government Services

JAMA. 1961;176(10):880. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040230046014

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Abstract

ARMY 

Personal.—  Col. Isidor Markowitz, was named chief of the preventive medicine division of the First Army. He succeeds Col. George R. Carpenter, who retired on April 30.

Personal.—  Col. W. D. Graham, was named executive director of the Office for Dependents' Medical Care. He succeeds Brig. Gen. Floyd L. Wergeland, who was appointed commander of the Walter Reed General Hospital.

NAVY 

Navy Assists in Epidemic in Ethiopia.—  On April 17, a team led by Capt. Sidney A. Britten, M.C., officer in charge, U.S. Navy Preventive Medicine, Unit 7, Naples, departed for Addis Ababa, at the request of the U.S. Department of State, to assist the Ethiopian government in connection with the yellow fever epidemic in the southwestern part of the country. The team was prepared to vaccinate some 100,000 persons against yellow fever and to provide epidemiologic and entomologic assistance to the people of Ethiopia in cooperation with the

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