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February 20, 1937

Government Services

JAMA. 1937;108(8):651. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780080045020

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Dr. McCoy Relieved as Director of National Institute of Health  Dr. George W. McCoy has been relieved as director of the National Institute of Health, effective January 31. Dr. McCoy had held the position since 1915, when the institute was known as the Hygienic Laboratory. A native of Cumberland Valley, Pa., Dr. McCoy is 60 years of age and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, class of 1898. He was appointed assistant surgeon of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service in 1905 and, in 1913, surgeon in the public health service. He was named medical director in the service July 1, 1930. Dr. McCoy was in charge of the U. S. Plague Laboratory, San Francisco, from 1908 to 1911, and director of the U. S. Leprosy Station, 1911-1915, concurrently serving during this period as sanitary adviser to the Hawaiian Government. He was president of the

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