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October 28, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(18):1108. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450700052012

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We desire thus prominently to call the attention of members of the American Medical Association to the fact that two gold medals, each of the value of $100, are offered each year for the best essay on some medical or surgical subject. While these prizes have been open for two years, thus far neither has been awarded. One of these is offered by the Association, and is known as the "Association Medal;" the other is offered by Dr. Nicholas Senn, and known as the "Nicholas Senn Medal." The Association offers its gold medal with the following conditions: The competing essays shall be typewritten or printed, and shall bear no mark revealing their authorship, but instead of the name of the author there shall appear on each essay a motto, and accompanying each there shall be a sealed envelope containing the name and address and the motto of the author, and

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