Nelson Dr. Clifford E. Nelson 06/27/1924 to 01/21/2002, age 77. Retired Medical Director for U.S. Public Health Service. Served in posts in California and 10 other states. Including medical care for Leprosy victims, for members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaskan Natives during the 1950's. Served as Public Health Administrator for Radiation Safety Programs. Medical Officer on the Nuclear ship Savannah in 1964. Served as a Radiologist at the USPHS Hospital in San Francisco, 1972 through 1973. Pioneer in Chemotherapy for Cancer patients in Baltimore during 1956 and 1957. Dr. Nelson served on several National and International committees in the 1960's to develop large scale Radiation Safety programs for medical and dental x-ray equipment, various household and electronic equipment such as TV receivers and Microwave ovens. His last service was as the Regional Medical Director for the labor Department's office of Federal Employee Compensation in San Francisco during 1973 and 1974. He also served in the U.S. Army 1943-1946. Graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine before entering the USPHS in San Francisco in 1948. He's survived by his sister Gladys Zawadzki, and several nieces and nephews. Military Honor Guard Memorial Service to be held at San Francisco Presidio National Cemetery, 09/30/2002 at 12:30 PM. (Part of Golden Gate National Cemetery.) For details contact Ken Edberg 510-796-8379 or E-mail

Published on September 8, 2002

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