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October 3, 1931

Medical News

JAMA. 1931;97(14):1008-1011. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730140044019

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Health Supervisor Appointed.  —Dr. Frank Samuelson Fellows, passed assistant surgeon of the U. S. Public Health Service, has been appointed district medical director for Alaska, a newly created position. Dr. Fellows, a native of Wisconsin, was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1925 and joined the public health service in 1926. He has served in marine hospitals in Chicago, Norfolk, Va., and New York. In 1928 he had charge of fumigating activities in Puget Sound, Victoria, B. C., Townsend, Wash., and Vancouver, and since May, 1929, has been supervisor of public health activities in the district of Portland, Ore., and along the Columbia River. Alaska has a population of 30,000 natives scattered over

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