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April 19, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(16):1011-1012. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480160033010

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The Secretary of War has transmitted to Congress a recommendation that Surgeon-General Sternberg, when his active service is legally terminated next June, be retired with the rank of Major-General. This is endorsed by General Corbin, Adjutant-General of the Army, and with it is communicated a biographical sketch of Dr. Sternberg with a list of his leading contributions to medicine up to 1893. This naturally does not include some of Dr. Sternberg's best work, but it makes a showing that ought to convince congressmen that in thus advancing him a grade they are honoring one who has been an honor to his country as well as a faithful public servant for forty-one years, much of the time in arduous and perilous service in the field and on the frontier. Indeed, we can say, without disparagement of any of his predecessors, that as a scientific medical man he has exalted the office

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