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November 9, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(10):1289-1290. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980280063015

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Dr. Dearing Appointed to Defense Department.—  The director of defense mobilization has announced the appointment of Dr. W. Palmer Dearing, who for the last nine years has acted as deputy surgeon general of the U. S. Public Health Service, to the newly created post of assistant director for health in the Office of Defense Mobilization. The announcement stated that the new position was established to provide for better coordination of all health activities of the federal government which are necessary to achieve and maintain a state of readiness for national defense.Dr. Leroy E. Burney, surgeon general, Public Health Service, stated that Dr. Dearing's broad experience as a career officer of the Public Health Service and as chief medical officer of the wartime Office of Civilian Defense eminently qualifies him for the new post. "Dr. Dearing, particularly during his tenure as Deputy Surgeon General, has played a major

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