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Surgeon General Thomas Parran (1892-1968)

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c. 1940-45
Graphite and watercolor on paper
Overall: 19 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. ( 50.2 x 46.4 cm )
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
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A native of Maryland, the subject received his M.D. from Georgetown University in 1915 and entered the public health service two years later. He was named commissioner of the New York State Department of Health in 1930, and held the office of surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service from 1936 to 1948. He established the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, and was a founder of the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group