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December 21, 1957

THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER'S AWARD

JAMA. 1957;165(16):2089. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980340055016

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Abstract

At the 11th Annual Clinical Meeting in Philadelphia on December 2, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association named Dr. Cecil W. Clark of Cameron, La., the General Practitioner of the year. Dr. Clark, the youngest physician ever to receive this award, was born in Natchitoches, La., in 1924. He did undergraduate work at Northwestern State College in Natchitoches and entered Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1947, receiving his M.D. in 1951. After an internship at the Touro Infirmary, he left New Orleans to go into practice in Cameron. His wife, who had been a surgical nurse at Hotel Dieu, remained in New Orleans for one year in order to take a course in anesthesiology so she could assist her husband in surgical work. He was the only resident doctor in Cameron, and his practice soon covered a territory extending 50 miles east

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