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July 13, 1946


JAMA. 1946;131(11):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870280023011

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Recognition of devoted service to the cause of American medicine was tendered by the House of Delegates to Dr. Olin West in his election to the position of President-Elect at the annual session of the Association in San Francisco. Dr. West has earned the respect and devotion of the members of the House of Delegates by his conduct of the affairs of the Association since he became Secretary in 1922. Following his graduation from Howard College in Alabama, Dr. West undertook the study of pharmacy in Vanderbilt and received the Ph.C. degree in 1895 and the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1898. He practiced at Nashville, Tenn., until 1910 and was instructor and later associate professor in the medical department of Vanderbilt University from 1905 to 1910.

Dr. West was director for the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission and the International Health Board in Tennessee from 1910 to 1918, and secretary

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