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March 13, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(11):783-784. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890280051015

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PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SPECIALTY BOARD  An Interim Board of Preventive Medicine under the joint auspices of the Surgeon General of the Army, Navy and Public Health Service has been established. According to the announcement, the board was formed to set up certification requirements for medical officers seeking to qualify as specialists in the field. Final approval and nationwide acceptance of the board's requirements will result in the elevation of preventive medicine to a specialty status. The members of the board are: Ernest L. Stebbins, director, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, chairman; Wilton L. Halverson, California State Director of Public Health; Harry S. Mustard, New York City Health Commissioner; Thomas Francis Jr., University of Michigan School of Public Health; Gaylord W. Anderson, director, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Hugo Muench,assistant dean, Harvard School of Public Health; James Crabtree, deputy surgeon general, U. S. Public

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