October 1957

Presentation of the John Howland Medal and Award of the American Pediatric Society to Dr. Ethel C. Dunham

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(4):367-371. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030050009002

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Dr. Darrow, members and guests of the American Pediatric Society: It has been both pleasure and privilege to prepare this citation for Dr. Ethel Collins Dunham, Howland Medalist of 1957.

What manner of person do we honor? All biographical notes are charged with interest, and particularly so are these. Dr. Dunham was born in Hartford, Conn., to descendants of English immigrants who had come to America before 1640. Her family was active in business, and in a book about her forebears written for distribution to the young folk of the family, one may read of a father and mother never heard to speak angrily to each other, of a mother who painted, of manners and ethics taught by example, of only rare and mild punishment for misdemeanors. Every Saturday during the winter, an aunt conducted at her home a working group at which the young cousins, boys and girls, made

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