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July 5, 1958


JAMA. 1958;167(10):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990270055012

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At the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association in San Francisco the House of Delegates elected Dr. Louis McDonald Orr of Orlando, Fla., President-Elect to take office as President in June, 1959, at the Atlantic City meeting. Dr. Orr was born Sept. 27, 1899, in Cumming, Ga. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1922 and his medical degree in 1924 from Emory University Medical School, from which he graduated near the top of his class and where he was a member of Caduceus and Asklepios honor societies and Phi Rho Sigma and Phi Delta Theta fraternities. While in medical school he was encouraged by Dr. Dan C. Elkin to seek a surgical house officership at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, where Dr. Elkin had been a surgical resident.

In 1926, with a group from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital led by Dr. Elliott Cutler, Dr. Orr went

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