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July 7, 1945

Medical News

JAMA. 1945;128(10):741-744. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860270043018

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ARKANSAS 

New Secretary of Medical Board.—  Dr. Leonce J. Kosminsky, Texarkana, has recently been elected secretary of the state medical board of the Arkansas Medical Society, succeeding Dr. De Veaux L. Owens, Harrison.

CALIFORNIA 

Student Awarded Gold Headed Cane.—  Dr. Guerne W. de Lappe, San Francisco, was awarded the gold headed cane given each year to a member of the graduating class of the University of California Medical School, San Francisco. According to the University of California Clip Sheet, the award of the cane is an old English custom which was revived in 1939 by Dr. William J. Kerr, professor of medicine. Each year he presents a cane to the senior medical student who, in the opinion of his classmates and the faculty of the division of medicine, has demonstrated the most striking qualities of a true physician. Dr. David J. New, Piedmont, formerly of Monrovia, received first honorable mention

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