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Reminiscences of Leroy E. Burney : oral history, 1963.

Creator: Burney, Leroy E. 1906-1998.
Project: Health sciences project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 68 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Doctor, surgeon.

Scope and Contents

Public Health Service (PHS) assignment in Venereal Disease Division; establishment of mobile clinic in rural South; malaria testing; development of sensitive serology examinations; changing orientation of Hygienic Laboratory; relationships of research to control and medical schools to health departments; coordination of federal, state and local health efforts; Indiana State Health Department: accomplishments, public relations; responsibilities as Surgeon General; PHS contributions to nationwide public health system; increasing politicization of PHS administration.


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