This issue carries notice of some, but not all, of the awards presented during the AMA's 121st Annual Convention last June (p 902). The Joseph Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition went to George G. Graham, MD, in recognition of his studies on infant malnutrition and its effects on physical and mental development. In acknowledgment, Dr. Graham paid tribute to the persons and institutions supporting his work. Significantly, he mentioned his relative freedom from administrative and teaching responsibilities as one of the most important factors in the 12 years of his endeavors.
The Scientific Achievement Award this year honored Dr. William Bennett Kouwenhoven, the scientist most responsible for closed-chest cardiac massage and electrical defibrillation of the heart. Unfortunately, illness prevented Dr. Kouwenhoven's attendance at the awards ceremony, and his acceptance remarks had to be read by DeWitt E. DeLawter, MD, who is president-elect of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the
Awards. JAMA. 1972;221(8):913. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200210057016