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​1973 - Health Services Command activated.

4/1/2017
  

​1991 - First West Point graduate to be appoint-ed to Army Nurse Corps, Susan E. Meck-fessel.

4/1/2017
  

​1814 - Army surgeons are ordered to record weather data. It was thought to cause illness. This was the beginning of systematic meterologic observations in the United States.

4/2/2017
  

1939 - Congress limits the Regular Army Medical Administrative Corps (forerunner to MSC) to sixteen pharmacists.

4/3/2017
  

​1872: Hospital Steward William Saunders is recognized as the first US Military Dentist. ​

4/4/2017
  

​1945 - Corporal Thomas J. Kelly, an aid man in with the 7th Armored Division, repeat-edly exposed himself to hostile fire in order to drag wounded men to safety in Alemert, Germany. For this action, he is awarded the Medal of Honor.

4/5/2017
  

​1917 - US declares war on Germany-World War I. The AMEDD greatly expands relying on large numbers of reserve officers.

4/6/2017
  

​1777 - Pay of nurses in Army hospitals raised to $8 per month plus a ration; matron (chief nurse) received $15 plus a ration.

4/7/2017
  

​1938 - There are 45 dietitians, 35 physical therapists, and 9 occupational therapists employed by the Medical Department in a contractor status.

4/8/2017
  

​1942 - MAJ Roy L. Bodine Jr., DC, is captured when Bataan in the Philippines fell. He spent three and a half years as a POW.

4/9/2017
  

​1864 - Mary E. Walker, the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor is captured by Confederate troops.

4/10/2017
  

​1953 - The first MSC pilots graduate from aviation training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

4/11/2017
  

​1954 - Oscar P. Snyder is promoted to major general and sworn in as Chief, Dental Division, OTSG, and 12th Chief, Army Dental Corps.

4/12/2017
  

​1911 - Dr. John Sayre Marshall becomes the Army's first commissioned dental officer.

4/13/2017
  

​1945 - Richard H. Koga, an Aid Man (100th INF Bn, 442d RCT) earns his second Silver Star Medal in Italy, by providing treatment to wounded Soliders while under heavy fire and being wounded.

4/14/2017
  

​1919 - Jane A. Delano, former Superientendent of the Army Nurse Corps (1909-1912) dies and is posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

4/15/2017
  

​Women's Medical Specialist Corps established in 1947.

4/16/2017
  

​1943 - 1LT Edith E. Greenwood ANC, and PVT James F. Ford, evacuated 15 patients from a 37th Station Hospital (Yuma, AZ) ward that was on fire. Both were awarded the Solider's Medal.

4/17/2017
  

​1942 - Army doctor, 1LT Thomas R. White, doubles as a gunner and takes part in James Doolittle's air raid on Tokyo.

4/18/2017
  

​1906 - Responding to the San Francisco earthquake and fires from the previous day LTC George H. Tomey (future Surgeon General) assists in recovery efforts with medical support.

4/19/2017
  

​1906 - Dr. Leonie von Meusebach-Zasch is hired; the first female dentist to work for the Army. (Contractor)

4/20/2017
  

​1945 - Walter Harbala a medical aid man with the 411 Infantry Regiment (103rd INF Division), posthumously earns the Distinguished Service Cross.

4/21/2017
  

​1944 - Army Lieutenant Carter Harman, 1st Air Commando Group, uses Sikorsku R-4 Helicopters for CASEVAC in CBI (first known helicopter use for CASEVAC).

4/22/2017
  

​1908 - Medical Reserve Corps created, first element of the Army Reserve.

4/23/2017
  

​1816 - A Congressional bill is approved for the retention of the apothecary general, four assistants, and an increase in the number of surgeons to meet the requirements of the Army.

4/24/2017
  

​1898 - The Spanish- American War begins. Although short, the war would have a huge impact on the understanding of disease causes and prevention.

4/25/2017
  

​1900 - David L. Van Arnam, Hospital Corps, braved gunfire to recover a wounded man left in the open during fighting in the Philippines. He was recognized with a Certificate of Merit award.

4/26/2017
  

​1968- Carlisle G. Bridges a medical aid man earns the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for braving hostile fire and treating and evacuating casualites, near Lai Khe, Vietnam.

4/27/2017
  

​1898- Surgeon General Stemberg gets approval to hire female nurses at $30 a month plus a ration.

4/28/2017
  

​1956 - Three Army nurses are placed on TDY to Saigon, Vietman, in order to instruct South Vietnamese nurses on procedures and techniques.

4/29/2017
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