DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL

5109 LEESBURG PIKEFALLS CHURCH, VA22041-3258

REPLY TO ATTENTION OF

October 31, 1997

Health Policy and Services Directorate

Dr. Bruce Alberts

President

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC20418

Dear Dr. Alberts:

On behalf of the Department of the Army, our military and civilian personnel, and our families and neighbors, I am pleased to extend our well-deserved congratulations and thanks to the National Research Council's Committee on Toxicology on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary of scientific service to the nation.

Since 1947, the 723 reports by the Committee have yielded countless benefits to the Department of Defense, other government agencies, and the American people by providing authoritative information and independent scientific guidance for our efforts to protect the health of uniformed personnel, civilian workers, and the general public from toxicological exposures. We salute the 120 scientists from America 's universities, industries, and other organizations who have served innumerable hours without monetary compensation as the past and present members of the Committee.

As the Committee begins its second half-century of scientific service, I am confident that all who have benefited from its important work will continue to rely gratefully upon its continuing help and advice in the future.

With warm personal regards,

Sincerely,

Ronald R. Blanck

Lieutenant General

The Surgeon General



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THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL'S Committee on Toxicology: The First 50 Years 1947-1997 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL5109 LEESBURG PIKEFALLS CHURCH, VA22041-3258 REPLY TO ATTENTION OF October 31, 1997 Health Policy and Services Directorate Dr. Bruce Alberts President National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC20418 Dear Dr. Alberts: On behalf of the Department of the Army, our military and civilian personnel, and our families and neighbors, I am pleased to extend our well-deserved congratulations and thanks to the National Research Council's Committee on Toxicology on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary of scientific service to the nation. Since 1947, the 723 reports by the Committee have yielded countless benefits to the Department of Defense, other government agencies, and the American people by providing authoritative information and independent scientific guidance for our efforts to protect the health of uniformed personnel, civilian workers, and the general public from toxicological exposures. We salute the 120 scientists from America 's universities, industries, and other organizations who have served innumerable hours without monetary compensation as the past and present members of the Committee. As the Committee begins its second half-century of scientific service, I am confident that all who have benefited from its important work will continue to rely gratefully upon its continuing help and advice in the future. With warm personal regards, Sincerely, Ronald R. Blanck Lieutenant General The Surgeon General CC: Dr. Kulbir Bakshi Dr. James Reisa

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