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August 1958

Role of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in American Medicine

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U. S. N.
An orientation address before the Advisory Panel on Medical Sciences to the Secretary of Defense, March 28, 1958.

AMA Arch Surg. 1958;77(2):153-161. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1958.01290020003001

FOREWORD  An editorial entitled "Research, Investigation, and Teaching in the Armed Forces Medical Services," published in this journal,1 called attention to the fine work being done in the hospitals and research centers of the Armed Forces, where facilities for research, clinical investigation, graduate training, and medical therapy are worth-while counterparts of civilian hospitals, clinical activities, and university teaching centers. In addition, the accomplishments of Dr. Frank B. Berry, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health and Medical), with his distinguished group of medical consultants, and the members of the Panel on Medical Sciences of the Department of Defense, which is under the chairmanship of Dr. Richard Kern,* Professor Emeritus of the Department of Medicine, at Temple University School of Medicine, were mentioned. Both groups have been meeting at the various medical installations of the Armed Forces in this country, and the former group in other countries as well. The purpose of

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