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JAMA. 1945;129(10):681-691. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860440029013.
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ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD FORMED  A board to be known as the Army Medical Research and Development Board was constituted in the Office of the Surgeon General on September 1. The board is to be responsible for the planning and general supervision of all Medical Department research and development activities. Its membership will include the chiefs of the various professional services and divisions of the Office of the Surgeon General, the Air Surgeon, the Ground Surgeon, the chairman of the Division of Medical Sciences, National Research Council (by invitation), and the chairman of the Committee on Medical Research, Office of Scientific Research and Development (by invitation). The board has two operating divisions, the Research Division and the Development Division, to carry out its plans.It is the intent of the Surgeon General to carry on an active program of research and development during the postwar period,


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