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March 30, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(13):1144-1155. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970480048012

FITNESS IN MEDICINE  Dwight H. Murray, M.D., Napa, Calif.I feel privileged to be invited to talk to you tonight on the occasion of the second annual dinner and lectureship honoring Dr. Walter L. Bierring. He typifies in the highest degree those attributes that denote fitness in medicine, the subject of my talk tonight. His alert leadership has seen challenges on every side and has met them in notable ways. His interest in testing the knowledge of medical school graduates made him one of the prime movers of the organization of the National Board of Medical Examiners in 1915. Dr. Bierring was one of the founding fathers of the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as of American Board of Preventive Medicine and he has been chairman of each board. A former president of the American Medical Association, Dr. Bierring received its Distinguished Service Award last year. He has