The Structure and scope of the USPHS Communicable Disease Center
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The Structure and scope of the USPHS Communicable Disease Center
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The  Structure and scope of the USPHS Communicable Disease Center
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    The Communicable Disease Center was established July 1, 1946 by direction of Surgeon-General Thomas Parran to continue certain of the activities of the Malaria Control in War Areas organization and to perform other specified functions. Accordingly, it is necessary to review briefly the history of the parent agency which was developed to meet a wartime need in order to understand the basic structure and scope of the peacetime Communicable Disease Center. In summary, these are some of the functions and activities of the Communicable Disease Center with special emphasis on those concerned with entomology. Collectively, they represent a purposeful effort on the part of the Federal government to translate scientific facts about certain communicable diseases into field-tested control and prevention practices and by demonstration and training to familiarize the personnel of State and local health departments with easy, economical methods of applying them. In addition, the Communicable Disease Center assists, where directed, in the suppression of health hazards of interstate and extracontinental scope. In reaching these objectives, the Communicable Disease Center desires to cooperate to the fullest possible extent not only with other Federal agencies but with State and local health organizations, private physicians and laboratories, universities and scientific associations. "Bibliographic list of publications prepared by MCWA--CDC personnel--1942-1946"--11 p. at end of paper.
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