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Surgeon General of the United States

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  • MG William Crawford Gorgas (1854 - 1920)
    William Crawford Gorgas KCMG (October 3, 1854 – July 3, 1920) was a United States physician and 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1914-18). He is best known for his work in abating the transmiss...
  • Rupert Blue, 4th Surgeon General of the United States (1867 - 1948)
    Rupert Blue (30 May 1868 – 12 April 1948) was an American physician and soldier. He served as the fourth Surgeon General of the United States from 1912 to 1920. Following the 1906 San Francisco e...
  • Hugh S. Cumming, 5th Surgeon Gen. of the USA (1869 - 1948)
    Hugh Smith Cumming (17 August 1869 – 20 December 1948) was an American physician, and soldier. He was appointed the fifth Surgeon General of the United States from 1920 to 1936. Early life Cu...
  • Walter Wyman, 3rd Surgeon General of the United States (1848 - 1911)
    Walter Wyman (17 August 1848 – 21 November 1911) was an American physician and soldier. He was appointed the third Surgeon General of the United States from 1891 until his death in 1911. Biography ...
  • Luther Terry, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (1911 - 1985)
    Luther Terry (15 September 1911 – 29 March 1985) was an American physician and public health official. He was appointed the ninth Surgeon General of the United States from 1961 to 1965, and is best k...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgeon_General_of_the_United_States

Surgeon General of the United States

The Surgeon General of the United States is the operational head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) and thus the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the federal government of the United States. The Surgeon General's office and staff are known as the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG).

The U.S. Surgeon General is nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate. The Surgeon General serves a four-year term of office and, depending on whether the current Assistant Secretary for Health is a PHSCC commissioned officer or not, is the senior or second-highest ranking uniformed officer of the PHSCC, holding the rank of a vice admiral.

List of Surgeons General of the United States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgeon_General_of_the_United_States#Surgeons_General_of_the_United_States