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April 21, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;127(16):1069-1071. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860160045016

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Abstract

LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)March 17, 1945.

Death of Lord Dawson  Death from pneumonia, at the age of 81, has removed from the profession a prominent figure, Lord Dawson, president of the British Medical Association. He attained every possible honor and distinction, including that of physician to four British kings. Educated at University College, London, and at the London Hospital, he was appointed assistant physician to the latter in 1893. An excellent teacher, lecturer and writer, he made his reputation as a general physician of sound judgment who won the patient's confidence. As a consultant he was valued for his all round ability, but he showed special interest in diseases of the alimentary canal. In his early days he wrote many articles on diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, influenza, rheumatoid arthritis and the physical examination of the stomach and intestine for the then popular Allchin's Manual of Medicine. In the

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