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Collection United States Public Health Service
Title Surgeon General Thomas Parran
Caption Surgeon General Thomas Parran
Description Dr. Thomas Parran joined in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1917 as an assistant surgeon. In 1926 Parran was appointed Assistant Surgeon General and was placed in charge of the Division of Veneral Diseases until 1930 when he was assigned as the State Health Officer for New York. He continued in this post until 1936 when he was appointed U.S.P.H.S. Surgeon General. As Surgeon General, Dr. Parran strengthened the research program at the National Institute of Health, helped to establish the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health, acquired additional land for the NIH Bethesda campus, and initiated plans for the NIH Clinical Center. Dr. Parran served as Surgeon General until 1948 when he retired from the U.S. Public Health Service.
Accession number 1096-Ph
Number of images 1
Catalog Number 1096
Photographer Unknown
Place Bethesda, MD
Source NIH History Office
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1950
Organizations Public Health Service (U.S.), Office of the Surgeon General
Other number 1096
People Parran, Thomas