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Report of the John A. Murtaugh, 1st Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon USA, Assistant to Chief Sanitary Inspector, sent from Fort Mason District Hospital, San Francisco to Chief Sanitary Officer., 4/29/1906

File Unit: Inspection Reports: General Inspections, Reports of Special Inspections, 1906 - 1906Series: Correspondence and Related Records Pertaining to the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, 1906 - 1906Record Group 112: Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), 1775 - 1994

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake struck 110 years ago on the morning of April 18, 1906. With an estimated magnitude of 7.9, it was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, with the earthquake and subsequent fires claiming more than 3,000 lives, and leaving half the city’s population homeless.

The National Archives Catalog also holds over 150 digitized photos related to the San Francisco Earthquake from multiple federal agencies, departments and congressional committees.

More on the San Francisco Earthquake from the National Archives:

Why not have the Surgeon General head this up?
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Actual quote by Republican congressman, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) complaining about the lack of a Surgeon General to combat Ebola in the United States, while conveniently omitting the fact that, led by Rand Paul, conservatives, Libertarians and Republicans blocked President Obama’s Surgeon General nominee –because guns

You should recognize the m.o. by now:

Step 1. intentionally break the government’s ability to act more effectively by blocking nominees and/or cutting funding

Step 2. blame someone else

Step 3. complain about how ineffective the government is right after being the cause of said ineffectiveness…just like with Benghazi

It should also be noted (with no small irony) that these are the very same conservatives who, when asked about climate change will swiftly respond, “I’m not a scientist” but when fear-mongering about Ebola, neocons like Rand Paul have absolutely no problems with telling flat out lies

This is a conservative tactic. Government is not dysfunctional. Republicans are. If the government is broken, it’s because Republicans broke it. On purpose. To prove government is dysfunctional

After waging a smear campaign aimed at taking down Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Fox wants to know why there isn’t a Surgeon General to deal with Ebola.

Fox host Steve Doocy:  

You would normally think that in something like this, the Surgeon General would be in charge, but right now at this point oddly, the United States of America does not have a Surgeon General. His nomination is tied up in politics.

The New Surgeon General (Finally!)

I know I talked about Dr. Vivek Murthy a while ago now.. he was nominated to become Surgeon General last November. Unfortunately due to politics (and ignorance) he was rejected by the senate… but after a year of not having a Surgeon General, the senate finally accepted the nomination!

It’s going to be very interesting to see where this is headed. This is the first time we are having such a young Surgeon General, and with his close ties and beliefs to Obamacare, his actions and decisions will be very unique compared to all others that preceded him.

I am looking forward to hearing about all that will change… Good luck Dr. Vivek Murthy!

Read more: http://bit.ly/1V2pcEU

If Elected, Trump to Appoint Jenny McCarthy as Surgeon General

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NEW YORK - In a move which further establishes his anti-vaccine stance, Donald Trump announced yesterday that, if elected, he plans to appoint fellow famous anti-vaxer Jenny McCarthy to the position of Surgeon General. Trump explained his rationale in a post-debate interview with Gomerblog.  …

Read more on http://gomerblog.com/2015/09/surgeon-general-trump/


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1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Memorandum from Torney, Commanding, Fort Mason CA to Surgeon General, US Army, Washington DC, 4/19/1906

File Unit: Inspection Reports: General Inspections, Reports of Special Inspections, 1906 - 1906Series: Correspondence and Related Records Pertaining to the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, 1906 - 1906.  Record Group 112: Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), 1775 - 1994

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake struck 110 years ago on the morning of April 18, 1906. With an estimated magnitude of 7.9, it was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, with the earthquake and subsequent fires claiming more than 3,000 lives, and leaving half the city’s population homeless.

The National Archives Catalog holds over 150 photos related to the San Francisco Earthquake from multiple federal agencies, departments and congressional committees.

More on the San Francisco Earthquake from the National Archives:

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Starting September of 2012 all tobacco products sold in the US will have these new warning labels on them. I definitely approve! They are graphic and shocking, which is exactly the point. Many other countries already have these same types of labels, some even more graphic than these. Canada is also going to join the bandwagon and they have until March 2012 to begin printing them. These new labels are pretty controversial and some say they will not work. Do I think they’ll work to make people stop/prevent them from starting the habit? Yes and no. I think it could go one of two ways: it will either piss them off or it will make them think. I don’t think a lot of smokers will care, which is sad, but I know that this will affect the smokers who want to quit but haven’t yet and also people and young kids that are thinking about beginning to smoke. Overall, I think this is an excellent idea and I can’t wait until half the package of cigarettes are taken up by these images.

via Moms Demand Action:

“CALL TO ACTION - STOP THE NRA FROM DICTATING PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY: Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy believes America’s epidemic of gun violence is a public health issue. He wants pediatricians to be able to ask parents about guns in the home the same way they ask about car seats, swimming pools, and smoking. He wants to prevent the deaths of the eight children and teens who are shot and killed in America every day. But Sen. Rand Paul is using NRA talking points to try and derail Dr. Murthy’s nomination:http://bit.ly/1esuXVV


Dr. Murthy’s confirmation vote is coming any day, and we urgently need your help to overcome Sen. Paul’s NRA-backed antics. CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY and tell them to confirm a Surgeon General who looks at data and listens to the experts - not the NRA: http://act.demandaction.org/letter/MomsSurgeonGeneral/

If you support Dr. Murthy’s nomination and support common sense safety measures, please take action.

Joycelyn Elders

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Dr. Minnie Jocelyn Elders was born in 1933 in Schaal, Arkansas. She became interested in medicine while an undergraduate at Philander Smith College after hearing Edith Irby Jones, the first Black person to attend the University of Arkansas Medical School, speak. After college, Elders served in the army and trained in physical therapy. When her service ended she enrolled in the University of Arkansas Medical School.

Elders graduated in 1960 and completed her internship in Minnesota before returning to Arkansas for her residency. She earned a master’s degree in biochemistry in 1967. In 1971, Elders became a professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas. 

Elders was the first person in the state of Arkansas to be board certified in pediatric endocrinology. Her work focused on juvenile diabetes and teen sexual behavior. As state director of public health, Elders led Arkansas to expand their sex education and substance abuse prevention programs. She also increased childhood immunizations and home care options for the chronically ill.

In 1993, Elders was the first Black person and the second woman to be named U.S. Surgeon General. Her term was controversial and short as Elders advocated for comprehensive sex education and other progressive policies. A remark about teaching masturbation as a part of human sexuality led to President Clinton asking for her resignation after just 15 months. After leaving office, Elders returned to the University of Arkansas Medical School. She is retired and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sources:

Smith, J.C. (2003). Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events. 2nd Ed. Canton, MI: Visible Ink Press.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_98.html

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/18/cnn25.tan.elders/

http://articles.philly.com/1994-12-10/news/25854087_1_president-clinton-political-dilemma-surgeon-general-joycelyn-elders

Neither I, nor anyone else, could have envisioned that by the time he left office eight years later, he would have managed to transform his job into the most electrifying bully pulpit in medicine. And he did it in the most unexpected way: by telling the truth.
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Michael Specter reflects on the influence of C. Everett Koop, former surgeon general who died yesterday: http://nyr.kr/13elk8o

And here, a look at what the magazine had to say about Dr. Koop on the occasion of his retirement, in August, 1989: http://nyr.kr/XVlnRe

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