Medicine: New Hand at HEW

A soft-spoken Hoosier settled down in an incompletely furnished office in Washington's Health, Education and Welfare Department last week to tackle a big job. As special assistant (to Secretary Marion Folsom) for health and medical affairs, Dr. Lowell Thelwell Coggeshall, 55, has a roving commission, but his special concerns are improving research, financing medical education and making hospital care simpler and cheaper.

Career & Training. Born and raised on a farm near Saratoga in eastern Indiana, "Cog" was one of two in the local high school's senior class. At Indiana University he waited on tables to help pay for his tuition in...

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