Transfer, Storage and Oversight of the Warren Air Force Base Cohort Serum Repository and Data Assets
DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA FALLS CHURCH United States
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Sera in the Warren Air Force Base serum repository were collected from more than 30,000Air Force recruits during the Korean Conflict. The sera were obtained as a part of the extensive studies of streptococcal infections and rheumatic fever carried out by Dr. Charles Rammelkamp, Dr. Lewis Wannamaker, Dr. Floyd Denny, Dr. Harold Houser and others. These studies and the on-base laboratory were established and funded by the Department of Defense DoD based on the recommendation of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board AFEB. Much of what is known about the epidemiology, natural history and treatment of group Astreptococcal infections as well as prevention of complications was learned during the Warren studies between 1949 and 1952. The Warren laboratory and group of investigators were awarded a Lasker Prize for these sentinel studies in 1954.
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