] The first Supervising Surgeon of the Marine Hospital
] Service was appointed in 1871. This position became
] Supervising Surgeon General in 1873 and Surgeon General
] in 1902. The Marine Hospital System was the precursor of
] the U.S. Public Health Service. Fourteen men and two
] women have served in the office. Biographical
] information about each Surgeon General can be viewed by
] selecting the respective picture or text below.
I was surfing the web looking for information on Joycelyn Elders (Surgeon General from 1993-1994), and found this interesting page with dates, pictures, and bios of all the people who have held the office since 1871.
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