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July 3, 1954


JAMA. 1954;155(10):911. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690280035010

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On June 24, Dr. Elmer Hess of Erie, Pa., was named President-Elect of the American Medical Association by the House of Delegates at the 103rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Hess was born in Millville, N. J., May 31, 1889, received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1911, and in World War I served in the Medical Corps of the U. S. Army. He went to France with the American Expeditionary Force and won the Croix de Guerre, the Verdun medal, the Château-Thierry medal, three Silver Star citations, and the Victory medal with five clasps. In 1919, he returned to civil life and took graduate courses in Europe and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Since 1920 he has specialized in urology and is editor and publisher of the Urolog, a quarterly bulletin.

He is chief of the urological departments at St. Vincent's Hospital and Hamot Hospital in Erie

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