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Public Health

July 09, 1993

* I write in support of Dean Emeritus Roger Detels MD, UCLA School of Public Health. His letter (June 25) expressed the shock, outrage and disappointment that I feel with regard to the proposal to disestablish the UCLA School of Public Health.

After 31 years of private practice in Illinois, I enrolled in the school and obtained a master's degree in public health in 1987. I now utilize that valuable training in my daily work in the sector of public health in caring for persons infected with the virus which causes AIDS. While I am no longer a student, the facility is of constant assistance to me in public health activity.

In our present health care crisis, there is a need for more community and public health research and training centers, not less. While I can appreciate the effects of the fiscal crisis facing the UC system, implementation of this proposal would have serious consequences on the delivery of health care in all of Southern California.

WILLIAM SCHWIED MD

Laguna Hills

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