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December 15, 1934

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JAMA. 1934;103(24):1858-1859. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750500040016

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PHYSICIAN BECOMES ASSISTANT CHIEF OF CHILDREN'S BUREAU  As announced elsewhere in this issue of The Journal (p. 1863), Dr. Martha M. Eliot has been made assistant chief of the United States Children's Bureau in charge of all matters relating to health. The appointment of a physician to this position is a recognition of the importance of having those medically trained in charge of government activities of a medical character. Dr. Eliot has been director of the Division of Maternal and Child Health in the bureau and associate clinical professor of pediatrics in the Yale University School of Medicine. Her career in clinical medicine includes work in the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and New Haven Hospital, as well as investigations on growth, nutrition and rickets. She is a member of the American Pediatric Society, chairman of the Committee on Child Health Relations of the American Academy of

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