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July 15, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;113(3):239-243. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800280051016

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Five Practitioners Honored for Research.—  At the recent annual meeting of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, citations were voted to five physicians for original research beneficial to mankind. According to the Southern Medical Journal, scrolls acknowledging the honor will be presented during July to the following:Dr. George H. Searcy, Tuscaloosa (posthumously), for diagnosing and describing the first outbreak of pellagra in the United States in 1907.Dr. Emit L. McCafferty, Mount Vernon, for early attempts at production and transmission of pellagra in 1907-1908.Dr. Tom Douglas Spies, Cincinnati, for studies in the etiology, symptomatology and treatment of pellagra and allied nutritional diseases in Jefferson County, in 1935-1939.Dr. Seale Harris, Birmingham, for first recognizing and describing a new disease entity, hyperinsulinism, in 1923.Dr. Luther L. Hill, Montgomery, for first successfully suturing a heart wound in the United States in 1902.


Typhoid from Domestics.— 

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