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JAMA. 1959;171(10):1364-1366. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010280088023.
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Defense Course.—  A four-weeks' course in ABC (atomic, biological, and chemical) warfare defense, for active duty medical department officers possessing security clearance, will convene at the U. S. Naval Schools Command, Treasure Island, San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 4, 1960. A class quota of 50 has been assigned. Ten spaces will be reserved for Army and Air Force officers. The breakdown for the Navy will be 30 Medical Corps, 5 Dental Corps, and 5 Medical Service Corps officers.During the course the medical aspects of modern warfare and of military peacetime operations including problems incident to atomic, biological, and chemical weapons systems, nuclear propulsion, mass casualties, and isotope programs will be stressed. Military aspects of the weapons systems and military countermeasures will also be considered so that medical officers may function effectively on a staff and can reasonably assess the medical compromises imposed by the military situation. Outstanding speakers,

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