Medicine: New Surgeon General

Out of office last week after four years as surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service was Indiana's Dr. Leroy E. Burney, 54, an able administrator but ^ man who made no pretense of being a New Frontiersman. In Burney's office* sat Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, 49, whose keener interest in research and in care for the aged make him more acceptable to the Kennedy Administration.

To find Dr. Terry, the new Administration had to look no farther than PHS. Terry joined PHS as a young professor in preventive medicine in 1942, proved himself a first-class bedside doctor, became head of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!