Emile Brumpt


L. W. Hackett
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The Theobald Smith Gold Medal was established in 1935 by the American Academy of Tropical Medicine, to be awarded every other year to an outstanding person who during his lifetime shall have made contributions of the first rank to tropical medicine. The medal itself, with the accompanying certificate of award, has been provided on each previous occasion by George Washington University, but after the 1949 presentation, the University informed the Academy, with regret, that it would be unable to do so any longer. The Academy therefore, at its last annual meeting in Savanna in 1950, resolved, itself, to sponsor the medal, and an anonymous donor has generously provided the funds for making the necessary changes in the medal and certificate and for purchasing the first of the new medals. A committee of three, consisting of Dr. Asa C. Chandler, Dr. Willard H. Wright and myself, was appointed to select the person who should receive the medal in 1951.

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