Award of the Richard Pearson Strong Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tropical Medicine

The American Foundation for Tropical Medicine, Inc., announces the establishment of an award for outstanding achievement in the field of tropical medicine to be awarded periodically as circumstances determine. This award is to be known as the Richard Pearson Strong Medal and will consist of a paladium medal together with a cash honorarium of five hundred dollars, the gift of the Winthrop Chemical Company to the Foundation.

The first award was made at the annual meeting of the Foundation, on February 28th, 1944, to Colonel Richard Pearson Strong, Medical Corps, Army of the United States, for whom the medal was named, by Rear Admiral E. R. Stitt, M.C., U.S. Navy, Retired, former Surgeon General of the United States Navy. It was most appropriate that the first award of this medal should have been made to Colonel Strong, in recognition of his pioneer work in tropical medicine and for whom the medal was named.