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November 1957

Navy Consultants' April, 1957, Trip to U. S. Armed Forces Hospitals in the Far East

Author Affiliations

Mayo Clinic

AMA Arch Surg. 1957;75(5):699-700. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1957.01280170009002

In the last two weeks of April of this year, 12 naval medical consultants,* including 6 Naval Reserve medical officers on temporary active duty, presented a group of formal papers, made ward rounds, and consulted with the medical officers at the Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, the U. S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan, and the U. S. Naval Hospital on Guam. In addition, they visited the University of Tokyo Medical School and Hospital, the Cancer Institute of the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, the Medical Institute of the Sasaki Foundation in Tokyo, and the Surgical Clinic of Prof. Komei Nakayama at the Hospital of Chiba University, Japan. The consultants were impressed and pleased by the residency- and intern-training program of the U. S. armed forces hospitals visited, the excellent care that patients were receiving, and the efforts that were being made to carry out investigative work, both clinical and