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Surgeon General Luther L. Terry, MD, head of the US Public Health Service, will be reappointed for another four-year term, President Johnson disclosed. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.The 53-year-old physician, a genial and soft-spoken Alabaman, has headed PHS in a period of rapid growth during which its annual budget has climbed well over the $1 billion mark. He is perhaps best known to the public for his endorsement of the recommendations last year of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health.A native of Red Level, Ala, Terry graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 1931 and from Tulane University Medical School in 1935. He was physician-in-residence at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and at Cleveland City Hospital, taught at Washington University (St. Louis) and at the University of Texas. He entered the PHS in 1942, and was assistant director of the National
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