DR WALTMAN Walters was editor of Archives of Surgery from 1938 to 1962, except for 1943 to 1945, when he was on active duty in the US Navy. During this period, Dr Lester Dragstedt served as editor pro tem.
In 1955, Walters received the honor award of the American Medical Writers Association for "accuracy, clarity, conciseness, and newness of information; for excellence of design, printing, and illustrations; and for distinguished service to the medical profession" as editor in chief of Archives of Surgery.
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