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March 13, 1937

Current Comment

JAMA. 1937;108(11):888-889. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780110036013

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GEORGE W. McCOY AND THE U. S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE  The Serums and Vaccines Act of 1902, with subsequent amendments, placed in the hands of the Hygienic Laboratory (now known as the National Institute of Health) the control of serums and vaccines sold in interstate traffic. The medical profession has benefited greatly by this work throughout the years, and especially by the services of Dr. George W. McCoy, its director for more than twenty-one years. Now comes the news that there has been an alteration in the administrative organization of the Scientific Research Division of the Public Health Service which directs such activities as do not conveniently come under the scope of the National Institute of Health. With the increase in scope of the investigative activities, all the research work of the service will be consolidated under the National Institute of Health. As a result of this reorganization, the chief

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