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...

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