Medicine: Another Laurel

The man chosen by the American Medical Association (see above) to receive its Distinguished Service Award for 1950 was dignified, white-haired Dr. Evarts Ambrose Graham, often called the dean of U.S. surgery. The award was just one more laurel in his laurel-heavy career.

At 67, St. Louis' Dr. Graham is still active as surgeon in chief at Barnes Hospital and the St. Louis Children's Hospital, and professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is probably best known for the first successful removal of an entire lung, in 1933. The patient, a fellow doctor, is still active. Other notable...

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