Medicine: Guam's Doctor

In recaptured Guam, Dr. Ramon Sablan, a keen-faced, 42-year-old native Chamorro, last week was elbow-deep again in his remarkable career. He serves as health officer and sole civilian doctor for the island's 20,000 natives. His head quarters are two thatch-roofed hospitals where he and a dozen nurses, locally-trained, treat the usual spate of tropical diseases and Guam's chief scourges, tuberculosis and trachoma (an eye infection).

The education of versatile Dr. Sablan has involved a series of shuttles across the Pacific. He first traveled to the U.S. at Government expense in the early '20s to study agriculture. In 1924, after getting a...

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