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August 26, 1939

Government Services

JAMA. 1939;113(9):868. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800340138018

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Dr. Akin Appointed Assistant Surgeon General  Dr. Charles V. Akin, chief quarantine officer of the Port of New York since 1936, has been detailed as assistant surgeon general of the U. S. Public Health Service in charge of the division of sanitary reports and statistics. Dr. Akin, a native of Mississippi, graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine in 1911 and entered the Public Health Service in 1914. He has had varied service in the fields of states relations, rural sanitation, bubonic plague and foreign quarantine activities. During the World War he was in epidemiologic work in army camps.

Medicomilitary Inactive Status Training  The eleventh annual inactive status training course for medical department reservists of the U. S. Army and Navy will be held at the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn., October 8-22. As in former years, special work in clinics and hospitals will be offered during the morning

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