Dr. Thompson Appointed Director of Institute of Health
Dr. Lewis R. Thompson, assistant surgeon general, U. S. Public Health Service, has been made director of the National Institute of Health, effective February 1. Dr. Thompson is 53 years of age and a graduate of the Louisville Medical College, class of 1905. From 1932 to 1934 he was a scientific director of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation and is now in charge of the division of scientific research of the public health service. Dr. Walter T. Harrison, senior surgeon in the service, has been placed in charge of the division of biologic control of the institute.
Annual Report of Public Health Service
According to the annual report of the surgeon general of the U. S. Public Health Service for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1936, the general death rate in twenty-five states was 10.8 per thousand of