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January 12, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(2):119. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970370033011

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This coming week, 1,600 members of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce will meet in Dallas, Texas, to honor the "Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Year." These 10, among hundreds nominated by the general public in recent months, represent individuals who accomplished two things in 1956: Each has made an outstanding contribution in his own line of work, and each has dedicated outstanding service to the general public. "Most important," say the Jaycees, "these men have bettered themselves by simply serving others."

A half-dozen physicians have been among the annual "10 outstanding" since the Junior Chamber began its awards plan in 1938. The latest list, for the first time, includes two physicians: Dr. Thomas A. Dooley, 29, of St. Louis, and Dr. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., 35, of Columbia, Mo., chairman of the University of Missouri medical school's department of surgery. Also on the 1956 honor roster in

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