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Dr. Rucker has prepared in brief form the picture of an ideal officer of the United States Public Health Service. Obviously, the factors that make for leadership in that service are the same as would make for success in any field, according to modern standards. They involve common sense, earnestness, sense of humor, honor, truthfulness, loyalty and cleanliness, as well as many of the other fundamental virtues that every man ought to have, but which most men have to a limited extent. No doubt, a perusal of Dr. Rucker's book will make any officer think—that in itself is a commendable result.
Leadership: A Manual on Conduct and Administration. JAMA. 1927;89(17):1448. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690170072039
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