Medicine: Pitt's Parrcm

When crusty old Andrew Mellon was Secretary of the Treasury in 1926, he gave an up & coming young doctor named Thomas Parran a big chance—an appointment as an Assistant Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service. Last week the trustees of Mellon's huge fortune presented $13,600,000 to the University of Pittsburgh for a new Graduate School of Public Health. The man named dean of the new school was Dr. Thomas Parran.

At Pitt Dr. Parran will have an ideal opportunity to capitalize on his years of public health experience. (As Surgeon General since 1936, he fought long and well to...

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