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May 24, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(21):2414-2415. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820210060015

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THEODORE G. KLUMPP APPOINTED DIRECTOR DIVISION OF FOODS, DRUGS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  Following the untimely death of Dr. Paul Nicholas Leech, who had served for many years as Secretary of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, Director of the Chemical Laboratory and Director of the Division of Foods, Drugs and Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association, the Board of Trustees gave careful consideration to the problem of securing a successor. The importance of this position in relationship to the demands made on its incumbent for judicial decisions, leadership and the assumption of responsibility are so great that but few of the many persons considered seemed to fill the requirements. Now the Board of Trustees announces the appointment to this position of Dr. Theodore G. Klumpp, at present chief of the Drug Division of the Food and Drugs Administration of the United States government.Dr. Klumpp graduated with the degree of bachelor of science from Princeton University in 1924, magna cum laude; in 1928 he received the degree of doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School; in 1939 he was made a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Following graduation in medicine he did research and investigative work in the Children's Hospital in Boston for one year. He served as intern in the Peter

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