- Armored Medical Research Laboratory
The Armored Medical Research Laboratory (AMRL) was a U.S. Army medical research facility maintained at
Fort Knox, KY from 1942 to 1961 to solve environmental problems encountered by soldiers in tanks.
Ultimately, the mission of the AMRL was expanded to include research on heat acclimation, physical fitness, nutrition, burns and foot disabilities as applied to soldiers.
Finally, elements of the AMRL merged with the
Environmental Protection Research Divisionof the U.S. Army’s Quartermaster Research and Engineering Commandin 1961 to constitute what is now the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicineat Natick, MA.
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