Pittsburgh (Dec. 30)
Dr. Jay Frank Schamberg of Philadelphia, distinguished dermatologist, received the 1929 award of Phi Lambda Kappa, national Jewish medical fraternity, for being the American Jewish physician who made the greatest individual contribution to the progress of medicine during the past year, at the closing session of the fraternity’s annual convention here last night.
Dr., Schamberg is the second Phila-delphian in succession to receive the award. Last year it went to Dr. Solomon Solis Cohen. The fraternity’s medal to an undergraduate member of Phi Lambda Kappa who has written the best paper on a medical subject went to Morris Silverman of Detroit, a student at the Detroit College of Medical Surgery.
Nearly 200 physicians representing 1,500 members in 36 chapters in 35 medical schools as well as alumni organizations attended the convention.
Dr. Schamberg, who is 59, is well known as one of the earliest advocates of vaccination against small pox. From 1907 to, 1912 he was consulting physician to the Philadelphia Board of Health and in 1912 was appointed to the State Vaccination Committee. In 1910 he became professor of dermatology at Temple University and in 1919 he became professor at the_ Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania. A former president of the American Dermatological Association, he was at one time special consultant to the United States Public Health Service.