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|5th Director of the National Institute of Health|
|In office||1937 ( 1937 ) - 1942 ( 1942 )|
|Preceded by||George Walter McCoy|
|President||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Succeeded by||Rolla Dyer|
|Alma mater||Louisville Medical College|
|Born||( 1883-08-06 ) August 6, 1883 Lafayette, Indiana , U.S.|
|Died||November 12, 1954 (1954-11-12) (aged 71) Baltimore , Maryland , U.S.|
|Institutions||National Institute of Health Public Health Service|
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
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Thompson began his career with the United States Public Health Service in 1910, with an appointment as Assistant Surgeon. He rose through the ranks of the agency, and by 1930 was chief of the Division of Scientific Research. In this position, he performed field investigations on a range of public health issues, from childhood nutrition and dental issues to industrial hygiene and stream pollution. He was also appointed Assistant Surgeon General in 1930, position he would hold until his retirement in 1946. Apart from his medical and administrative skills, Thompson demonstrates shrewd political talents. He had arranged to slip future Surgeon General Thomas Parran Jr. Onto 1932 subcommittee of the Science Advisory Committee, against the wishes of the National Academy of Sciences. He also used his many connections to learn of large tract of land which had been offered as a gift to the government, which no agency had accept; This land would become the new home of NIH.
Dr. Lewis R. Thompson was intensely interested in research on industrial health problems and on problems of stream pollution. He joined PHS in 1910, having graduated from Louisville Medical College. After becoming chief of the Division of Scientific Research in 1930, he administered field investigations of stream pollution, malaria, cancer, nutritional diseases, child hygiene, milk, dental problems, and industrial hygiene. When the Division was merged with NIH, Dr. Thompson became director on February 1, 1937. Dr. Thompson was largely responsible for securing the present-day site of NIH and for securing appropriations for construction of the first six buildings. He served as director until January 31 1942, and after retiring from PHS in 1947, became Scientific director of the international health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation.
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