Dr. Stanton Garfield, 84, a retired medical officer in the commissioned corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, died of leukemia Monday at Georgetown University Hospital.

At his retirement in 1959, he was fellowship program director and training officer in the division of international health of USPHS. He had been responsible for planning training programs for foreign health and medical personnel who came to this country sponsored by the International Cooperation Administration and the WORLD Health Organization.

Dr. Garfield was born in Willoughby, Ohio, and grew up in New England.He was the son of Harry A. Garfield, president for many years of Williams College, and the grandson of James A. Garfield, 20th president of the United States.

He was a graduate of Williams, and after serving in World War I, of Harvard University Medical School. In 1926, he opened a pediatrics practice in Concord, Mass., which he maintained until 1944. He also taught at Harvard's medical and public health schools.

Dr. Garfield joined the public health service in 1944 and was assigned for two years as a medical officer with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration mission to Yugoslavia.

He them returned to the Harard schools of medicine and public health as a teacher until 1953, when he moved here and rejoined the USPHS as a duty medical officer.

He had been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association and the American Medical Association. He belonged to the Cosmos Club.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Shaler Hodges Garfield, of the homes in Washington and Georges Mills, N.H.; a daughter, Mary Whitney, of Princeton, N.J.; three sons, Stanton Jr., of Orland, Maine, George Hodges, of Darien, Conn., and John Mason, of North Haven, Conn., and 13 grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Hunger Fund at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Washington.