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In accordance with the now well-established practice, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, on November 27, at the 10th Clinical Meeting in Seattle, named Dr. Edward M. Gans of Harlowton, Mont., the General Practitioner of the Year. The gold medal, designed especially to go with the award and to honor a general practitioner who has rendered exceptional service to his community, has been given annually since 1948. Dr. Gans, who has practiced medicine for 51 years, has practiced for 44 years in the Harlowton area. He was born December 27, 1875, at St. Cloud, Minn., and was graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1905. After an internship spent in the city of Duluth, Dr. Gans moved to Eveleth in Minnesota's famous iron mountain country, where he practiced for six years, then moved on to Dickinson, N. D., for one year, and in 1912 moved
THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER'S AWARD. JAMA. 1956;162(16):1475. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970330047014