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It gives me great pleasure to announce that the American Pediatric Society has chosen Dr. Joseph Stokes, Jr., to receive the 11th John Howland Medal and Award.
Our medalist is the son, grandson, and great-grandson of a physician. His father, Dr. Joseph Stokes, Sr., was a Philadelphia physician of great prominence. He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania with the highest grades ever attained at that institution. Dr. Joseph Stokes, Sr., received a grade of 100 in every course which he took in the Medical School. He was a man of great intellect. He read Latin and Greek fluently from early childhood. He was an accomplished musician. He was possessed of a phenomenal memory and had tremendous energy and organizing ability. We can see, therefore, that Joseph Stokes, Jr., inherited exceptionally good chromosomal DNA. Under the influence of this DNA, our medalist was furnished with messenger