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Congress formally autho- rizes the Commissioned Corps to administer the Marine Hospital Service, the predecessor of today’s USPHS.


The PHMHS is re- named the Public Health Service and authorizes investigations into san- itation, water supplies and sewage disposal, and human diseases.


The Commis- sioned Corps begins to include nurses, scientists, dietitians, physical therapists, and sanitarians.


A groundbreak- ing report called Smoking and Health proclaims the health hazards of cigarettes.


Officers respond to the Oklahoma City bombing.


1889 1902 1912


1918 -19


1944 1950 1955 1964 1995


More than 2,400 officers deploy to the Gulf Region before, during, and after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.


More than 30 officers respond to the water crisis situation in Flint, Mich.


2001 2005 2014 2015


PHOTOS: 1889-1964, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH; 1995, MARK BURKHOLDER/TULSA DISTRICT U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS; 2001, ANTHONY CORREIA/SHUTTERSTOCK; 2005, PATTIE STEIB/SHUTTERSTOCK; 2014, FREDERICK A. MURPHY/CDC; 2015, LINDA PARTON/SHUTTERSTOCK


The Indian Health Service (IHS) pro- gram is transferred from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the USPHS.


More than 1,000 officers treat res- cue workers and first responders at Ground Zero after 9/11.


More than 200 officers deploy to Liberia to help medical workers infected with Ebola.


The MHS expands into the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service (PHMHS). Officers begin to carry out quarantine duties at Ellis Island.


During World War I, 64 officers fight a major in- fluenza outbreak.


Richard Widmark plays a Commissioned Corps physician track- ing down a bubonic plague victim in Panic in the Streets.


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