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August 14, 1943

Government Services

JAMA. 1943;122(16):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840330084016

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Dr. Vonderlehr Named Director in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands  Dr. Raymond A. Vonderlehr has been appointed director of district number 6 of the U. S. Public Health Service covering Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Dr. Vonderlehr recently completed eight years' duty as assistant surgeon general in charge of the division of venereal diseases. He has been identified since 1925 with the U. S. Public Health Service. He was first assigned to the U. S. Marine Hospital at Boston in charge of the venereal disease wards. The following year he was stationed at Ellis Island, New York. From 1927 to 1930 Dr. Vonderlehr was assigned to foreign duty in the Irish Free State, England, Germany and Belgium. During this period he furthered his specialty by postgraduate study at syphilis clinics in Germany, England, Scotland and Wales. In 1931, shortly after his return to the United States, he was assigned

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