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December 10, 1955

THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER'S AWARD

JAMA. 1955;159(15):1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960320035012

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Abstract

Dr. E. Roger Samuel of Mount Carmel, Pa., was named the General Practitioner of the Year at the opening session of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association November 29 during the Ninth Clinical Meeting in Boston. A general practitioner for 35 years, the 66-year-old physician was nominated by the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, after original sponsorship by the Northumberland County Medical Society and the Mount Carmel Rotary Club. His nomination carried with it testimonials from patients, colleagues, fraternal and civic groups, and churches.

Dr. Samuel, who practices medicine in the Pennsylvania town where he was born, was chosen for the honor by an unidentified A. M. A. committee from candidates nominated by each of the state medical societies, which in turn received nominations from county medical societies. He has continuously devoted time and effort to public service and has served diligently and enthusiastically in

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