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Annual Reports of The Surgeon General



Fiscal Year 1961


Lieutenant General Leonard D. Heaton
The Surgeon General, United States Army


Summary of Major Accomplishments

Patient Care and Related Activities

  • Hospital Clinic Care
  • Professional Consultant Activities
  • General Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Pathology and Laboratory Activities
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing Service
  • Dental Service
  • Hospital Food Service
  • Care of Tuberculous Alien Dependents
  • Armed Services Medical Regulating Activities
  • Inquiries
  • Dependents` Medical Care Program
  • Army Health Experience and Trends

Physical Standards

  • Preinduction Examination Results

Preventive Medicine

  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Occupational Health
  • Environmental Hygiene
  • Army Health Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Civil Public Health
  • World Health Data
  • Preventive Medicine Personnel and Training
  • Publications

Diversified Support to Field Forces

  • Tactical Forces Program
  • Changes Affecting Tables of Organization and Equipment
  • Changes Affecting Tables of Allowances
  • Changes Affecting Supply Manuals
  • Atropine Authorization for Theaters of Operations
  • Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Authorization for Theaters of Operations
  • AMEDS Display at JCS Demonstration
  • Troop Test, Air Ambulance Support of an Airborne Corps
  • USCONARC STRAC Superior Unit Award


  • Mobilization Plan
  • Convertible Bus-Type Ambulance Vehicles
  • Reorganization of TOE Units in CONUS

Aviation Medicine

  • Army Aviation Medical Officers
  • Aviation Medicine Training
  • Medical Service Corps Aviators
  • Medical Helicopter Ambulance Units Cited
  • Aircraft


  • New Hospitals
  • Army Health Facility Concept
  • Construction of Quarters for Nurses (Female Officers)
  • Other Projects

Medical Supply and Equipment

  • Medical-Dental Division, Army Stock Fund
  • Medical Materiel Program for Nuclear Casualties
  • Procurement
  • Maintenance of Medical Equipment
  • Depot Supply Operation
  • Fabrication of Spectacles
  • Ambulance Replacement Program
  • Hospital Equipment Program
  • Reconstitution of Major Medical Assemblages
  • Medical Materiel for Defense Against Biological and Chemical Warfare

Reorganization of the Office of The Surgeon General

Redesignation of the Army Medical Service School

Consolidation of Army and Special Regulations of the 40, 41, and 42 Series

Discontinuance of the Armed Forces Medical Journal and the Armed Forces Medical Publication Agency

Combat Development Program

Research and Development

  • Medical Research
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Surgical Research
  • Dental Research
  • Preventive Medicine Research
  • Ionizing Radiation Research
  • Neuropsychiatry and Psychophysiology
  • Operations Research
  • Development of Material

Military Personnel

  • Officer Authorizations and Strengths
  • Officer Procurement
  • Officer Promotions
  • AMEDS Corps Activities
  • Personnel Actions
  • Legislation
  • Enlisted Personnel

Training of Officers

  • Residencies
  • Affiliate and Civilian Institution Training
  • Service School Courses
  • Training Guidance
  • Staffing Requirements for Higher Headquarters and Senior Services
  • College Attendance
  • Degree Program and Other Federal Service Courses
  • Postgraduate Professional Short Courses

Civilian Personnel

  • Recruitment
  • Public Law 313 and Supergrade Positions
  • Wage Board Supervisory Pay Plan
  • Classification
  • Employment of Handicapped
  • Middle Manager Training
  • Career Management
  • Incentive Awards
  • Suggestion Program
  • Civilian Personnel Conference
  • Visits and Inspections
  • Civilian Strengths

Veterinary Activities

  • Organization
  • Personnel
  • Training
  • Animal Service
  • Food Inspection
  • Research

Medical Reserve Program

  • Status of Units
  • Actions and Programs
  • Advisory Council Meeting
  • Reserve Training


  • Management Improvement
  • Automatic Data-Processing Systems
  • Budgeting
  • Mechanized Accounting
  • Comptroller Course
  • Policy Review Council

Medical History Program

Public Information


1.   Movement of patients authorized by Armed Services Medical Regulating Office
2.   Nonbattle admission rates to hospital and quarters, U.S. Army military personnel, fiscal years 1959, 1960, and 1961 
3.   Disease admission rates to hospital and quarters, U.S. Army military personnel, by month, fiscal years 1959, 1960, and 1961
4.   Average daily noneffective rates (hospital and quarters), U.S. Army military personnel, fiscal years 1959, 1960, and 1961          
5.   Hospital admissions, patient census, and final dispositions, U.S. Army military personnel in military hospitals, worldwide, fiscal years 1959, 1960, and 1961                                      
6.   Patient census, admissions, and bed occupancy, U.S. Army fixed hospitals, fiscal years 1961 and (in part) 1960
7.   Outpatient visits, by category of patient, U.S. Army medical treatment facilities, worldwide, fiscal years 1959, 1960, 1961    
8.   Results of preinduction examinations of selective service registrants processed for military service, fiscal years 1958-61
9.   Total calls for inductees, fiscal years 1958-61
10. Depot space allocations and workload, fiscal year 1961          
11. Authorized and actual strength of AMEDS officers, by corps, fiscal years 1960 and 1961 
12. Regular Army authorizations and strength of the Army Medical Service, by corps, 30 June 1961
13. Actual and projected strengths of, and estimated requirements for, Army Medical Corps specialists (board certified and board eligible), fiscal years 1961 and 1962
14. Requirements for, and availability of, key ANC officers, worldwide, by title and MOS
15. Army Medical Service school courses, fiscal year 1961
16. Officers in attendance at service school courses other than Army Medical Service, fiscal year 1961
17. Long courses at civilian institutions, fiscal year 1961
18. Long courses at civilian institutions under degree-completion program
19. Army Medical Service officers in school courses in other Federal services, fiscal year 1961
20. Postgraduate professional short courses for Army Medical Service officers, fiscal year 1961


Rheumatic fever and streptococcal disease, U. S. Army, continental United States