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January 17, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(3):178-179. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890200032011

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At the interim session of the American Medical Association in Cleveland last week the House of Delegates awarded to Dr. Archer Chester Sudan of Kremmling, Colo., the gold medal for the general practitioner who has rendered exceptional service to his community.

Dr. Sudan left the University of Chicago, where he held a research and teaching position, in 1926 and stopped to fish in the mountain village of Kremmling, Colo.—population, 567. The story goes that the village druggist was directing him to the likeliest spot when one of the villagers came into the drug store and said that he had heard that there was a physician in the town and that the physician was needed immediately in a little home on the outskirts of the village where there were four children with acute tonsillitis in one bed. The doctor answered this call. Kremmling, Colo., was isolated from any type of medical

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