[In presenting the First E. Mead Johnson Award for 1956 to Dr. Gitlin, Dr. Bakwin, President of the Academy, made the following remarks:
["Dr. David Gitlin was born in New York, in 1921. He received the M.D. degree from New York University College of Medicine in 1947. Prior to this he was honored by being the Naumberg Scholar to the University of Puerto Rico in 1940-41, and was awarded the Borden Undergraduate Research Award in Medicine in 1947.
["Dr. Gitlin had his internship at Morrisiana City Hospital; from there he went to Harvard as a Research Fellow in Pediatrics and later served as a Fellow in Medicine; an intern on the Medical Service, an Instructor in Pediatrics, Assistant Physician, and an Associate in Pediatrics, all at the Children's Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
["Dr. Gitlin is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. During his short career Dr. Gitlin has been an energetic, tenacious, imaginative worker. He has accomplished much in investigation and has published over 30 papers.
["To quote his Chief, Dr. Charles Janeway, `Dr. Gitlin's researches represent a coherent, progressing series of studies in which, by the use of chemical, immunochemical, and histochemical methods, with good physiologic reasoning, he is gradually elucidating some basic problems of the physiology of human plasma and structural proteins and the derangements in disease.' It is for these works that the Academy's Committee on Awards has selected Dr. Gitlin as the recipient of the First E. Mead Johnson Award for 1956. Dr. Gitlin will honor us by giving a résumé of what he considers to be his important works."]
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