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Annual Reports of The Surgeon General




Summary of Major Accomplishments

Redesignation of Hospitals

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
  • Bed Allocations for Veterans
  • Care of Tuberculous Alien Dependents
  • Accreditation of Army Hospitals
  • Armed Services Medical Regulating Activities
  • Dependents` Medical Care Program
  • Army Health Experience and Trends

Physical Standards

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

Aviation Medicine

  • Army Aviation Medical Officers
  • Aviation Medicine Training
  • Medical Service Corps Aviators
  • Medical Helicopter Ambulance Detachments
  • Types of Aircraft

Organization of Forces

  • Control of Medical Support Operations
  • Changes Affecting Tables of Organization and Equipment
  • Medical Air Ambulance Company
  • Radiological Emergency Medical Teams
  • Ambulance Railway Trains and Convertible Bus-Type Ambulances
  • Tactical-Type Ambulances
  • Atropine Authorization for Theaters of Operations
  • Authorizations of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics


  • Lessons Learned in Lebanon
  • Mobilization Program
  • AMEDS Organizational Concept
  • Emergency Checklists
  • A System for Estimating the Medical Load in Nuclear Warfare

Combat Development Program

Research and Development

  • Medical Research
  • Surgical Research
  • Dental Research
  • Preventive Medicine Research
  • Neuropsychiatry and Psychophysiology
  • Biophysics Research
  • Anti-Radiation Drug Program
  • Oversea Research
  • Development of Materiel
  • Research Grants
  • Information Office

Military Personnel

  • Officer Authorizations and Strength
  • Officer Procurement
  • Officer Assignment
  • Officer Promotions
  • Warrant Officer Program
  • Enlisted Personnel

Training of Officers

  • Residencies
  • Internships
  • On-the-Job Training in Specialties
  • Postgraduate Professional Short Courses
  • Service School Courses
  • Training in Civilian Institutions
  • Training Guidance
  • Training of Foreign Nationals
  • Medical Education for National Defense

Civilian Personnel

  • Recruitment and Strength
  • Increased Authorization for Top-Grade Scientists
  • Control of Civilian-Position and Grade Structure
  • Analysis of Civilian Personnel Management
  • Career Management Planning
  • Revision of Army-Air Force Wage Board Pay System
  • Incentive and Suggestion Awards

Medical Supply and Equipment

  • Medical-Dental Division, Army Stock Fund
  • Medical Materiel Program for Nuclear Casualties
  • Allocation of Single-Manager-Owned Mobilization reserve Assets
  • Procurement
  • Federal Supply Catalog
  • Reconstitution of Major Medical Assemblages
  • Mutual Security Program
  • Maintenance of Medical Equipment
  • Depot Supply Operations
  • Fabrication of Spectacles
  • Ambulance Replacement Program
  • Hospital Equipment Program
  • Reorganization of Supply Division, OTSG

Veterinary Service


  • New Hospitals
  • Army Medical Research Institute
  • Quarters for Female Officers
  • Family Housing Projects
  • Other Major Projects


  • Management Improvement Exchange Program
  • Mechanical Reproduction of Medical Examination Reports
  • Centralized Materiel Section Manual
  • Handling and Control of Narcotics and Drugs
  • Budgeting
  • Mechanized Accounting
  • Automatic Data Processing Systems
  • Study of Army Medical Service Reports

Medical Reserve Program

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

Chile Disaster Relief Operations

OTSG Reorganization

The Surgeon General`s Technical Bulletin

Release of Information From Medical Records

Public Information

Medical History Program


1. Movement of patients authorized by Armed Services Medical Regulating Office2. Physicians` claims processed by the Office for Dependents` Medical Care, from fiscal year 1960 funds3. Hospital claims processed by the Office for Dependents` Medical Care, from fiscal year 1960 funds4. Admission rates to hospital and quarters, U.S. Army military personnel, fiscal years 1958, 1959, and 19605. Disease admission rates to hospital and quarters, U.S. Army military personnel, by month, fiscal years 1958, 1959, and 19606. Average daily noneffective rates (hospital and quarters), U.S. Army military personnel, fiscal years 1958, 1959, and 19607. Hospital admissions, patient census, and final dispositions, U.S. Army military personnel in military hospitals, worldwide, fiscal years 1958, 1959, and 1960 .
8. Patient census, admissions, and bed occupancy, U.S. Army fixed hospitals, fiscal years 1960 and (in part) 1959
9. Outpatient visits, by category of patient, U.S. Army medical treatment facilities, worldwide, fiscal years 1958, 1959, and 1960
10. Results of preinduction examinations of selective service registrants processed for military service, fiscal years 1957 through 1960
11. Total calls for inductees, fiscal years 1957 through 196012. Army Medical Service research and development budget (in million dollars)13. U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command personnel authorization
14. Authorized and actual strength of AMEDS officers, by corps, fiscal years 1959 and 196015. Regular Army authorizations and strength of the Army Medical Service, by corps, 30 June 196016. Authorizations and actual strengths of noncommissioned officers in the two new top enlisted grades17. Actual and projected strengths of, and estimated requirements for, Army Medical Corps specialists (board certified and board eligible), fiscal years 1960 and 1961
18. Postgraduate professional short courses for Army Medical Service officers, fiscal year 1960
19. Army Medical Service school courses, fiscal year 1960
21. Long courses at civilian institutions, fiscal year 1960
22. Depot space allocations and workload, fiscal year 1960


1. Waiting room of outpatient clinic in an Army hospital
2. Outpatient waiting room, during military sick call, DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.
3. Young patient receiving polio immunization injection in outpatient pediatric clinic, Walter Reed General Hospital
4. Open-heart surgery being performed with aid of the newly developed heart apparatus
5. Outpatient waiting room, DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va., during visiting hours for dependents
6. New HU-1A (Iroquois) helicopter ambulance
7. Enlisted medical personnel, after a simulated atomic bomb attack, administering treatment to simulated wounded
8. Walson Army Hospital, Fort Dix, N.J.
9. Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker making dedication speech during the opening of Walson Army Hospital
10. Main building, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
11. Construction of new wing to main building of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
12. U. S. Army Medical Command, Japan, showing the Medical Command Headquarters, the U.S. Army Hospital, and the 406th Medical General Laboratory
13. Advisory Council to The Surgeon General on Reserve Affairs
14. The 15th Field Hospital, Puerto Montt, Chile, during Chile disaster relief operations
15. Members of the 7th Field Hospital boarding plane, en route to Chile to provide medical aid in the earthquake disaster area
16. U.S. Army nurse assists refugees of Chile`s earthquake disaster area. Ambulance serves as a clinic


1. Impact of Medicare Program on dependents` medical care
2. Impact of Medicare Program on maternity care
Organization Chart, Office of The Surgeon General