Medicine: New Surgeon General

Appointed last week by President Eisenhower as the new Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service: Leroy E. Burney. 49, for the past two years an Assistant Surgeon General under Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, who resigned last month (TIME, July 9).

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Indiana-born, Burney took his M.D. in 1930 at Indiana University School of Medicine, later studied at Johns Hopkins under a Rockefeller fellowship, went directly into public-health work. Pioneered mobile venereal-disease clinics, was assigned to the Navy during World War II, and went overseas to help fight VD among U.S. troops. Served as public-health commissioner of Indiana between...

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