October 26, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington
For those that claim George Hodel never held a job as a surgeon in his doctoring years prior to joining the Los Angeles Health Department. Here is a copy of Dr. George Hodel’s 1942 Public Health Service application which documents his service as the sole surgeon at a Arizona logging camp in 1936 and 1937, just two years before hiring on with L.A. County Health Department in 1939.
GHH applied for Public Health Service 3/10/42
Application per date stamp received April 14, 1942
which included on his resume under No. 12 “Statement of positions held” the following: “Camp Surgeon, CCC, New Mexico, Dec. 1936- June 1937.
Approved by the President of the United States and appointed PA Surgeon (R) U.S. Public Health Service
President Roosevelt’s CCC as defied in Wikipedia: