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October 25, 1965

WASHINGTON NEWS

JAMA. 1965;194(4):19-21. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090170159050

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Abstract

Lee Appointment.—President Johnson nominated Philip R. Lee, MD, a 41-year-old San Franciscan, to the newly created post of assistant secretary for health affairs in the Health, Education and Welfare Department. Dr. Lee had been with the agency since August as a deputy special assistant.

The post was created by Congress in the Health Facilities Renewal Act of this year to supersede the office of special assistant to the secretary for health and medical affairs. This position has been held by Edward Dempsey, PhD.

Dr. Lee previously spent two years with the Agency for International Development.

Vietnam.—  The Defense Department and Project Vietnam are planning to step up medical aid for the civilians of Vietnam.Under a new defense program, 24 teams of military physicians and corpsmen will be detailed to serve in the provinces of Vietnam starting next month. This will increase the US and free world medical aid

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