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February 10, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(6):409-410. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920240045017

CUBA AWARDS THE CARLOS FINLAY ORDER OF MERIT  At the recent Pan American Conference on Cortisone and ACTH held at the Carlos Finlay Institute in Havana, Cuba, the Cuban government awarded the Carlos Finlay National Order of Merit to Elmer Henderson, M.D., Louisville, Ky., President of the American Medical Association, George Lull, M.D., Chicago, Secretary and General Manager of the American Medical Association, Tom Spies, M.D., chief of the Department of Nutrition, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Mr. C. P. Loranz, secretary and general manager of the Southern Medical Association, Birmingham, Ala., and Paul de Kruif, Ph.D., Holland, Mich., science writer. The Cuban government was represented by Dr. Juan Antonio Rubio Padilla, Minister of Health of Cuba and Grand Chancellor of the Carlos Finlay National Order of Merit, who in presenting the awards spoke, in part, as follows:"The supreme council meets to give public testimony of recognition to a

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