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President Obama Nominates First Indian American As Surgeon General
2013-11-15 14:55:30

President Barack Obama today nominated a new Surgeon General of the United States, the second such nomination he has made in his nearly five years in office. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, who is a Boston-based hospitalist and instructor, would become the newest Surgeon General if a majority of the Senate grants confirmation to Obama’s nomination.


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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.