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December 23, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(17):1489. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920170069018

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Public Health Service 

Dr. Price Appointed an Assistant Surgeon General  Dr. David E. Price has been appointed an assistant surgeon general of the Public Health Service and an associate director of the National Institutes of Health. The appointment was made by Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, the Surgeon General. The position to which Dr. Price has been appointed was created because of the growth of the National Institutes of Health and particularly because of the increased administrative responsibilities entailed by the broadening of the grants programs, the inauguration of a large cortisone and pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) research program and the initiation of new research in the metabolic and neurological diseases. Dr. Scheele said that Dr. Norman H. Topping, associate director of the National Institutes of Health for the past three years, will continue in that capacity and will assist the director, Dr. William H. Sebrell, with the intramural research

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