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November 13, 1937

Government Services

JAMA. 1937;109(20):1646. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780460056019

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Miss Roche Resigns from Treasury Department  Miss Josephine Roche, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in charge of the U. S. Public Health Service since Nov. 15, 1934, resigned November 1. According to the New York Times, Miss Roche found it necessary to devote some time to her coal business in Colorado. At the request of President Roosevelt, she will remain as a member of the Interdepartmental Committee for the Coordination of Health and Welfare Activities of the Federal Government, of which she has been chairman since its creation by executive order a year ago. Miss Roche is the first woman to occupy the position of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and the second woman to have attained subcabinet rank.

Changes in U. S. Public Health Service  The following have been appointed and commissioned to the positions indicated in the U. S. Public Health Service:Dr. George L. Cristy, passed assistant

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