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November 1958

Presentation of the John Howland Metal and Award of the American Pediatric Society to Dr. Irvine McQuarrie: At the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting, May 8, 1958, Atlantic City, N. J.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;96(5):559-562. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060060561002

Mr. President, Dr. McQuarrie, Fellow Members and Guests of the American Pediatric Society:

Activators are either congenitally endowed or their particular properties must be acquired, but no matter how great the potential, the conditions must be created for them to exercise their power. In attempting to delineate the congenital from the acquired factors concerning the man who today is being honored, the answer is not clear even after careful investigation. That he is an "activator" must be admitted and the evidence is abundant.

Irvine McQuarrie was born in Silver Reef, Utah, in the early nineties, his grandparents having ventured into the alluring western country about a century ago. His father owned and ran a thriving gold mine. Early in the twentieth century, Irvine spent many a summer next to nature tracing streaks of gold ore. As seemed quite logical in the light of his environment and experience, he pursued the

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