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October 1959

Presentation of the John Howland Medal and Award of the American Pediatric Society to Dr. Daniel C. Darrow: At the Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting, May 7, 1959, Buck Hill Falls, Pa.

Author Affiliations

From Children's Mercy Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;98(4):411-415. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070020413001

Dr. Stokes, Members of the American Pediatric Society and Guests:

You will recall that two years ago this Society deviated from its usual custom and held its annual meeting in June instead of May. This change coincided with a curious phenomenon in our schools and colleges. Instead of listening to the customary platitudes and exhortations from commencement speakers, the graduating classes that year were treated to a refreshing change. Commencement orators almost to a man joined spontaneously in an attack against "The Organization Man" and "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit." The American Pediatric Society with its usual foresight anticipated this national outburst by electing to its presidency in the preceding year the one member who more than any other is the living embodiment of the nonorganization man. He has never to my knowledge owned a gray flannel suit. Quite the contrary. He occupied the presidential chair that June

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