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The Armed Forces Epidemiological Board

Books and Documents

Its First Fifty Years

by

Theodore E. Woodward, M.D.

Contents

Frontmatter

Foreword by the Surgeon General of the United States Army

Preface

The Founders and Presidents of the Board

Section 1     THE COMMISSION SYSTEM 1940-1972

I    The Genesis of the Board for the Investigation and Control of Influenza and Other Epidemic Diseases in the Army

II    The Transition to the Army Epidemiological Board

III    The Postwar Planning for, and the Reorganization of, the Army Epidemiological Board

IV    The Army Epidemiological Board is Reorganized as the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board

V    The Series of Events that Culminated in the Transformation of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board from an Operational and Research Function to an Advisory One

Section 2     THE AD HOC COMMITTEE SYSTEM 1973-1990

I    The Decade of the 1970s: Reassessment and Reorganization after the Commission System was Abolished

II    The Decade of the 1980s: Peacetime Activities Essential for the Maintenance of a Balanced Health Program in the Military Services, 

III    The End of the Decade and the Golden Anniversary Celebration

Administrators of the Board
Awards to Board Members
Preventive Medicine Officers
Commandants of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Members of the Commissions

The Appendices

 

A publication of the

Center of Excellence in Military Medical Research and Education
Office of the Surgeon General and Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Department of the Army, United States of America


Editor in Chief
Colonel Russ Zajtchuk, MC, USA
Deputy Commander
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Managing Editor
Donald P. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Director, Center of Excellence
Associate Professor of Surgery, Georgetown University
Visiting Associate Professor of Anatomy,
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Associate Editor
Colonel Ronald F. Bellamy, MC, USA
Thoracic Surgery Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Associate Professor of Military Medicine and Surgery,
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Senior Editor
Virginia M. Ingram
TMM Publications, Center of Excellence
American Registry of Pathology

Editor
Colleen Mathews Quick
TMM Publications, Center of Excellence


Dedicated, with homage and grateful appreciation,
to the Founders, the many capable and inspired Board and
Commission members, and the military scientists who
made the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board Possible


The Coat of Arms
1818
Medical Department of the Army

A 1976 etching by Vassil Ekimov of an
original color print that appeared in
The Military Surgeon, Vol XLI, No 2, 1917


 

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Published by Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army
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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

The Armed Forces Epidemiological Board

   1.  History.  2.  Biological Research
(eds) Zajtchuk, R., Jenkins, D.P., Belleamy, R.F., Ingram, V.M., and Quick, C.M.
I. Woodward, Theodore E.

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