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June 15, 1940

Government Services

JAMA. 1940;114(24):2396. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810240050016

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Dr. McCoy to Retire from Public Health Service  Dr. George Walter McCoy, professor of preventive medicine and public health, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, will retire from the U. S. Public Health Service, June 30, after forty years' active service. Dr. McCoy graduated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, in 1898 and served his internship at the City Hospital, Newark, N. J. He entered the U. S. Marine Hospital Service, now the U. S. Public Health Service, in 1900. In 1913 he was made surgeon in the public health service and in 1930 medical director. He was in charge of the plague laboratory in San Francisco, 1908-1911, and director of the leprosy investigation station in Hawaii, 1911-1915, when he also acted as medical and sanitary adviser to the Territorial Government of Hawaii. In 1915 he was detailed as director of the Hygienic Laboratory, now

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