medical officer of health

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medical officer of health

Thomson, Robert Dundas (1810-1864), medical officer of health

Newman, Sir George (1870-1948), medical officer of health

Daley, Sir (William) Allen (1887-1969), medical officer of health

Leigh, John (1812-1888), medical officer of health

Kinloch, John Parlane (1885-1932), medical officer of health

Russell, James Burn (1837-1904), medical officer of health

Chalmers, Archibald Kerr (1856-1942), medical officer of health

PEARSE, James (1871 - 1962), late Medical Officer, Ministry of Health

RICHARDS, Harold Meredith (died 1942), late Medical Officer, Ministry of Health

REECE, Richard James (1862 - 1924), Senior Medical Officer, Ministry of Health

REID, George (1854 - 1925), Consulting Medical Officer of Health for Staffordshire

DUNN, Cuthbert Lindsay (1875 - 1956), Indian Medical Service, retired; now Medical Officer, Ministry of Health

GOOD, Christopher Frank (died 1949), Principal Medical Officer Insurance Medical Service, Ministry of Health

GLOVER, James Alison (1876 - 1963), late Senior Medical Officer, Board of Education; Deputy Senior Medical Officer, Ministry of Health

WILSON, John Thomson (1855 - 1930), JP Co. Lanark; County Medical Officer, Lanarkshire, and Medical Officer of Health of the County Sanitary Districts 1894–1924

STOCK, Philip Graham (1876 - 1975), formerly: Medical Consultant, World Health Organisation; Senior Medical Officer and Medical Adviser, Ministry of Health; Director of Medical Services, Union of South Africa

McLETCHIE, James Leslie (1909 - 1965), Senior Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, since 1960, Medical Officer, 1957–60

SHINNIE, Andrew James (1886 - 1963), Medical Officer of Health, City of Westminster, 1924–53, retd


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Syn: local (public) health officer, commissioner of health. A physician trained in public health sciences and practice who is responsible for supervising the protection of the people's health in a locality such as a city or a municipality. An MOH requires special skills in epidemiology, environmental, behavioral, and other health-related sciences; public health law; administrative competence; and political savvy. This last quality is a sine qua non: many public health problems have complex political dimensions that engage advocacy groups, political pressure groups, and ambitious politicians in search of election-winning causes.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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