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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SURGEON GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY Fiscal Year 1958

Annual Reports of The Surgeon General

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SURGEON GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY Fiscal Year 1958

OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

WASHINGTON, D. C.


MAJOR GENERAL S. B. HAYS
The Surgeon General, United States Army

Contents

FOREWORD

Summary of Major Accomplishments

Patient Care and Related Activities

  • Economy Program
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Professional Consultant Activities
  • General Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Pathology and Laboratory Activities
  • Food Service
  • Accreditation of Army Hospitals
  • Army Aeromedical Evacuation
  • Armed Services Medical Regulating Activities
  • Utilization of Hospitals and Dispensaries
  • Dependents' Medical Care Program
  • Army Health Experience and Trends

Preventive Medicine

  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Occupational Health
  • Nutrition
  • Civil Public Health
  • Environmental Hygiene
  • Army Health Nursing
  • Specialized Personnel
  • Change in Triservice Morbidity Reporting

Physical Standards

  • Medical Examinations
  • Induction and Retention Standards

Aviation Medicine

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

Combat Development and Organization of Forces

Changes in OTSG Organization

Emergency Planning

  • Mobilization Planning Document
  • Emergency Checklist
  • Health and Medical Task Force
  • Health Facilities Task Force

Construction

  • New Hospitals
  • Other Projects
  • Quarters for Female Officers
  • Capehart Housing Program

Military Personnel

  • Early Release Program for Medical and Dental Officers
  • Reduction in Force for Reserve Officers
  • Legislation
  • Officer Procurement
  • Officer Assignment
  • Officer Promotions
  • Enlisted Personnel

Civilian Personnel

  • Procurement of Top-Grade Professional Personnel
  • Consultant Program
  • Strength
  • Suggestions and Incentive Awards

Training

  • Professional
  • Other Training Activities
  • First Aid and Self Aid
  • Medical Education for National Defense

Medical Supply and Equipment

  • Medical-Dental Division, Army Stock Fund
  • Medical Materiel Mission Reserve
  • Major Assembly Rebuilding Program
  • Emergency Medical Care of Nuclear Casualties
  • Military Assistance Program
  • Unit Assembly Packaging Concept
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • Maintenance of Medical Equipment
  • CONUS Depot Operations Study
  • Supply Distribution Under Single-Manager System
  • Army Medical Service Technical Committee
  • Armed Services Medical Materiel Coordination Committee
  • Standardization
  • Logistic Assignments
  • Procurement

Management

  • Change in Management Structure
  • Basic Change in Personnel Staffing
  • Hospital Command Management System
  • Study on Further Integration of Armed Forces Medical Services

Research and Development

  • Progress in Research
  • Development of Materiel

Medical Reserve Program

  • Troop Program
  • Liaison Visits
  • Actions and Programs
  • Policy Conferences
  • Training Courses

Public Information

Medical History Program

Tables

1.Movement of patients authorized by Armed Services Medical Regulating Office
2.Operating beds, patient census, and bed occupancy, 1957-58
3.Outpatient visits by category of patients, 1956-58
4.Physicians' claims
5.Hospital claims
6.Admission rates to hospital, dispensary, and quarters, 1956-58
7.Disease admission rates to hospital, dispensary, and quarters, 1956-58
8.Noneffective rates, 1956-58
9.Hospital admissions, patient census, and final dispositions, 1956-58
10. Results of preinduction examination of selective-service registrants, 1955-58
11. Total calls for inductees, 1955-58
12. Dollar-value status of medical materiel mission reserve

Figures

Major General S. B. Hays
Main building, Brooke Army Hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley, Kans.
Patterson Army Hospital, Fort Monmouth, N. J.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C.
Army Medical Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex.