Medicine: New Surgeon General

President Roosevelt last week appointed, sight unseen, a Surgeon General of the Navy to succeed Charles Edward Riggs, 63. Winner over several potently backed aspirants was Captain Perceval Sherer Rossiter, 58, husky, scowling commanding officer of the Naval Hospital at Washington. He and President Roosevelt had never met before the decision to make him the Navy's highest medical officer. Sufficient was the recommendation of Claude Augustus Swanson, new Secretary of the Navy, Captain Rossiter's longtime friend.

The roster of Surgeon Generals thus stood complete: Hugh Smith Gumming,

U. S. Public Health Service, reappointed...

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