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Timing Might Be Everything for Surgeon General Nominee Vivek Murthy

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Timing Might Be Everything for Surgeon General Nominee Vivek Murthy

The senate held a hearing for Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy on February 25th, 2021. Should he be confirmed, Dr Murthy would return as Surgeon General for a second time. That would be a first in the entire history of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps’s 132 year existence. Interestingly, Murthy achieved many “firsts” while serving as the Surgeon General. Murthy was with the Corps for notable accomplishments like the Ebola and Zika responses. The former earned the Corps its first ever Presidential Unit Citation. Dr. Murthy sent out a historic letter campaign to thousands of prescribers in the...

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For Public Health Service History Buffs Only

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For Public Health Service History Buffs Only

I stumbled upon an inspiring, albeit antiquated, video describing the role of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). 

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