Sowder, Florida state health officer.
Wilson T. Sowder, MD, MPH MPH Master of Public Health.
MPH Master's Degree in Public Health , Florida's state health officer for nearly 30 years and former president of the Florida Public Health Association, died Feb.16 in Jacksonville, Fla., a few days before his 97th birthday.
As state health officer for Florida from 1945 to 1974, he directed the establishment of full-time health departments in each of the state's 67 counties. He also launched programs in air and water pollution control, radiation surveillance, mosquito mosquito (məskē`tō), small, long-legged insect of the order Diptera, the true flies. The females of most species have piercing and sucking mouth parts and apparently they must feed at least once upon mammalian blood before their eggs can control, chronic disease, mental health and was instrumental in establishing medical and dental scholarship programs.
An APHA member, Sowder received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine University of Virginia School of Medicine is a medical school located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. History
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In 1934 he entered the U.S. Public Health Service and served in U.S. Marine hospitals in Baltimore Baltimore, city (1990 pop. 736,014), N central Md., surrounded by but politically independent of Baltimore co., on the Patapsco River estuary, an arm of Chesapeake Bay; inc. 1745. and Seattle.
In 1960, Sowder simultaneously served as chair of the APHA Executive Board and as president of the American Association American Association refers to one of the following professional baseball leagues:
Born Feb. 27, 1910, in Callaway, Va., Sowders lived in Jacksonville, Fla., for more than 60 years.