The twentieth annual meeting of the Academy was held jointly with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, November 12 to 14, 1953.
On the afternoon of Friday, November the 13th, a general session was held in the Ball Room of the Brown Hotel at which Vice-President George R. Callender presided. The presentation of the Theobald Smith Medal of the American Academy of Tropical Medicine was made by Dr. Asa C. Chandler to Dr. R. E. Dyer. This was followed by a Symposium entitled “Global Interest in Tropical Medicine”. Four splendid presentations were made by: (1) Dr. Frank P. Corrigan, United States Mission, United Nations, New York, N. Y., “Political Implications of Global Tropical Medicine”, (2) Dr. Stacy May, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., New York, N.Y., “Economic Interests in Global Tropical Medicine”, (3) Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Phillips, Washington, D. C., “The Military Aspect of Global Tropical Medicine”, (4) Dr. Jacques May, American Geographical Society, New York, N. Y., “Cultural Consideration in Global Tropical Medicine”.