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November 7, 1953


JAMA. 1953;153(10):968. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940270074015

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Colonel Ash Receives Award.—  At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in Chicago, Oct. 12-16, Col. James E. Ash (MC) retired, Washington, D. C., received the Ward Burdick award, a gold medal in memory of Dr. Ward Burdick, first secretary of the society, who died in office in 1928. This award is bestowed on the person judged to have made outstanding contributions to clinical pathology, and it was presented to Dr. Ash for his work in establishing an educational program for tumor and tissue diagnosis, which has been of great aid to clinical pathologists. After a meeting with Dr. Frederick Lamb of Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Ash, then curator of the Army Medical Museum, gave consideration to the problems that Dr. Lamb outlined and suggested that the museum might be used for preparation of material to be sent to pathologists. Dr. Ash was instrumental in building

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