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DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR AND HEALTH, EDUCATION,

AND WELFARE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1967

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR AND HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND

WELFARE AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island, Chairman
WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois
D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas
ROBERT B. DUNCAN, Oregon
BILLIE S. FARNUM, Michigan

ROBERT M. MOYER, Staff Assistant to Subcommittee

PART 3
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

Public Health Service
(Exclusive of National Institutes of Health)

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1966

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GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman ALBERT THOMAS, Texas 1

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts ODIN LANGEN, Minnesota WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

BEN REIFEL, South Dakota DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York TOM STEED, Oklahoma

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

JOSEPH M. MCDADE, Pennsylvania JOHN M. SLACK, JR., West Virginia

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia NEAL SMITH, Iowa ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington CHARLES S. JOELSON, New Jersey JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York JOHN J. McFALL, California W. R. HULL, JR., Missouri D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida JEFFERY COHELAN, California THOMAS G. MORRIS, New Mexico EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland JOHN O. MARSH, JR., Virginia ROBERT B. DUNCAN, Oregon SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois BILLIE S. FARNUM, Michigan BOB CASEY, Texas 2

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and staf Director

1 Deceased February 15, 1966. 2 Elected March 8, 1966.

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DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR AND HEALTH, EDUCATION,

AND WELFARE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1967

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1966. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE

WITNESSES

DR. WILLIAM H. STEWART, SURGEON GENERAL
C. ROBERT SEATER, ACTING EXECUTIVE OFFICER
HARRY L. DORAN, CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
JAMES B. CARDWELL, DEPARTMENT DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

Mr. FOGARTY. The committee will come to order. We have before us this morning the new Surgeon General, Dr. Stewart. Although you are well known to the committee, for the benefit of the record give us your background before starting your statement ?

Dr. STEWART. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

BIOGRAPHY OF SURGEON GENERAL

Dr. STEWART. I was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and I attended the University of Minnesota and Louisiana State University. I got my M.D. degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1945. I interned at Philadelphia General Hospital, and then I went into the Army and spent about 2 years with the Army Medical Corps.

Mr. FLOOD. Why did you go from Minnesota to Louisiana? Humphrey did the same thing. Is there some liaison between the Gophers and the Sugar Caners

Dr. STEWART. Pure coincidence. My father became head of Pediatrics at the Louisiana School of Medicine in 1941 just before I was going into medical school. After my Army tour I went back to New Orleans Charity Hospital and had a residency in pediatrics. I entered private practice in pediatrics in Alexandria in 1950. Mr. Flood. How old are you now?

Dr. STEWART. Forty-four, sir. I entered the Public Health Service in 1951. I was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1963.

Mr. Flood. How many stripes do you rate!

Dr. STEWART. Two stars, sir. I started my career in the Public Health Service on a field station in Thomasville, Ga., conducting the epidemiological studies on diarrheal diseases and typhus fever. I came to Washington toward the end of 1953 and the next 4 years I was either with the National Heart Institute or the heart disease control program with the Bureau of State Services.

Mr. Flood. Then you and Mr. Fogarty are old friends, are you not?
Dr. STEWART. We have known each other for some time, yes.
Mr. FLOOD. I was afraid of that.

Dr. STEWART. The next 8 years I spent in various staff capacities, first as Assistant to the Surgeon General, then as Chief of the Division of Public Health Methods, which is the Planning Division in the Surgeon General's Office, and later in the Secretary's Office in the

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