Colonel Robert E. Blount, Chief of the Department of Medicine, Brooke General Hospital, became a brigadier general on Sept. 2. He was the only medical officer nominated last June for brigadier general's rank.
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
Dr. Jack Masur, Assistant Surgeon General, Associate Director for NIH Clinical Care Administration, and Director of the Clinical Center, NIH, was named president-elect of the American Hospital Association. He is the first government physician to attain this honor.
New Clinical Center.—
The co-operation of physicians is requested in studies on colonic and rectal carcinoma recently initiated at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. Encouraging results in the treatment of gastrointestinal carcinoma have been reported after the use of the pyrimidine analogs, 5-fluorouracil and 5-fluorodeoxyuridine, but other reports have raised the question of their effectiveness.The Chemotherapy Service of the National Cancer Institute is conducting studies of these agents