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Drugs and the Public Safety

Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(4):849-856. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-65-4-849
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During the past 2 years when I held the position of Medical Director of the Food and Drug Administration, I had the privilege of working with a group of highly dedicated public servants, both medical and nonmedical, both scientific and regulatory. I was most impressed with the substantial contributions that these devoted persons have made in the public interest, and I should like to pay tribute to my former colleagues. I should like also to personally acknowledge the skillful leadership and guidance which Commissioner Emeritus George Larrick gave to the Administration during the critical interim period of early implementation of


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