National Jewish Hospital Honored for Research Work; Chief is Awarded Gold Medal

Recognition has been accorded the National Jewish Hospital of Denver by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, through the award of a gold medal to Dr. H. J. Corper, Director of Research of the Hospital, according to an announcement yesterday by Judge Samuel D. Levy, of the Children’s Court, chairman of the New York Committee of the hospital. Ben Altheimer, of New York, is national treasurer and Paul Felix Warburg is New York treasurer of the institution.

The medal, known as the Ward Burdick Research Award, was presented to Dr. Corper for outstanding research work in clinical pathology. The presentation was made recently at the annual banquet of the Society in Detroit, at the conclusion of its 1930 meeting. The research work, for which the award was bestowed, was done in the laboratories of the National Jewish Hospital.

Further honor was paid Dr. Corper through his selection as president-elect of the society for the coming year. Dr. Corper will serve as president during the year 1931-32.

An exhibit of the research work of the National Jewish Hospital was given honorable mention at the meeting of the American Medical Association, which convened in Detroit concurrently with the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

The Research Department of the National Jewish Hospital was established in September, 1919, with Dr. Corper as its director. During the decade of its existence, the department has made many distinctive contributions to the knowledge of tuberculosis, and has earned international commendation for its research work. During this time also, Dr. Corper and his associates have been the recipients of a number of awards and honors from scientific bodies for their activities in tuberculosis research.

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