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December 23, 1944

Government Services

JAMA. 1944;126(17):1097. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850520039020

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Lawrence Kolb Retires  On October 31 Lawrence Kolb, medical director, U. S. Public Health Service, in charge of the mental hygiene division, Bureau of States Services, retired, concluding thirty-five years with the public health service. Dr. Robert H. Felix was recently appointed to succeed Dr. Kolb (The Journal, November 11, p. 713). Dr. Kolb was born in Galesville, Md., Feb. 20, 1881 and graduated at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, in 1908. He was commissioned an assistant surgeon in the public health service on July 21, 1909 and promoted to passed assistant surgeon in 1913, to surgeon in 1921, to senior surgeon in 1930 and to medical director in 1935. Nearly his entire career with the public health service has been in the field of nervous and mental diseases.—

Addition to Georgia Warm Springs Foundation  The President has approved a grant of $171,580 to construct and equip

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