Medicine: New Surgeon General

In 1930 when he was Governor of New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt suddenly found himself in need of a State Commissioner of Health. After surveying the field he called to Albany an aggressive, tweed) Marylander named Thomas Parran Jr. Dr. Parran at the time was an assistant Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service. In 1933 Franklin Roosevelt went to Washington as President. There this year he again found himself in need of a health commissioner, this time for the entire nation, when Surgeon General Hugh Smith Gumming, 66, resigned....

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