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October 12, 1940

Government Services

JAMA. 1940;115(15):1291. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810410057025

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Wellcome Prize Awarded to Captain Johnson  The 1940 award of the Sir Henry S. Wellcome gold medal and a cash prize of $500 have been made to Captain Lucius W. Johnson, medical corps, U. S. Navy. Competitors from the various branches of the government services were invited to present essays on the subject "Medical and Sanitary Care of the Civilian Population Necessitated by Attacks from Hostile Aircraft." The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons in Cleveland, October 10-12, and the prize essay will be published in the Military Surgeon, the official publication of this association. Captain Johnson's contributions to medical literature have been numerous. His awards have included the Navy Cross for relief work in Santo Domingo in 1930 and the Kober Prize and Lectureship on the subject of plastic surgery in 1936. Captain Johnson is under orders to serve as commanding

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