Accession Number:

ADA101471

Title:

Review of Matters Relating to U.S. Army Laboratories and Research Activities in the San Francisco Area.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This review was conducted in response to a congressional inquiry concerning activities at 1 the Letterman Army Institute of Research LAIR, located adjacent to the Letterman Army Medical Center LAMC in San Francisco, and 2 the LAMC Area Laboratory, formerly located at nearby Fort Baker, Ca. No evidence was found that unauthorized research was being conducted at LAIR or that LAMC physicians refused to work there. An outbreak of fever among employees at LAIR was attributed to infected sheep being used in research. Such a fever among those working closely with sheep is not uncommon, and the infected individuals all recovered fully. Work at Fort Baker indicated that the buildings and equipment were disposed of in accordance with Army regulations. Additionally, the procedures followed in decontaminating buildings and equipment and disposing of contaminated waste appeared proper and in accordance with established guidelines. All research activities have been transferred from Fort Baker to LAIR.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE