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Upon the death of Charles Franklin Craig on December 9, 1950, a group of his colleagues and former students, members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine, proposed that a special number of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine be dedicated to his memory in recognition of his great services to the Journal and to the Society, and this was approved by the Council.

Dr. Craig had been Colonel of the Medical Corps, United States Army; Commandant of the Army Medical School; and Professor of Tropical Medicine at George Washington University and at Tulane University Medical Schools. Thus he was bound by the closest ties to both the military and civilian medical circles of our country, and in both, for his unusual abilities as teacher, author and investigator, he came to occupy a position of eminent authority.

But overlapping these careers and extending well into his retirement, his editorship of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine for two decades, from 1927 to 1946, developed into an outstanding accomplishment.