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Blue, Rupert

Born: 1868 AD
Died: 1948 AD
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1868 – Born in Richmond County, North Carolina on 30th of May and raised in Marion, South Carolina. US physician and sanitation reform.

1889-1890 – He attended the University of Virginia.

1892 – Earned his M.D. from the University of Maryland.

1893 – Blue applied for entrance into the MHS Regular Corps and was commissioned as an Assistant Surgeon.

1902 – Then-Surgeon General Walter Wyman dispatched Blue twice to oversee rat eradication and urban sanitation programs after bubonic plague struck San Francisco.

1905 – When he wasn’t trapping rats and squirrels in California, Blue directed mosquito eradication efforts to control yellow fever in New Orleans.

1910 – He represented the United States on a number of sanitation projects in South America and attended the London School of Tropic Medicine.

1912-1920 – President William Howard Taft nominated Blue to serve as Surgeon General.

1916-1917 – Blue spoke not only as Surgeon General and on behalf of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers but also as President of the American Medical Association.

1916-1920 – Served a second four year term as Surgeon General for President Woodrow Wilson.

1920 – A change in leadership at the Department of the Treasury, PHS’s home, may have led to Blue’s decision to step down from his posting as Surgeon General, on March.

1920-1923 – He resumed the rank of Assistant Surgeon General and was assigned to Paris, France, to oversee PHS operations in Europe and to serve as U.S. delegate to the Office International d’Hygiene Public and subsequently to the League of Nations.

1932 – After a full career at PHS, Blue retired from PHS on December.

1948 – He died on 12th of April in Charleston, South Carolina.





2.8 (55.56%) 9 votes