Arild Edsten Hansen was born in Minneapolis during the last year of the last century and grew up in that city. He was educated in the schools of Minneapolis and at the University of Minnesota where he received his degrees: B.S. in 1923, M.B. in 1924, M.D. in 1925 and Ph.D. in 1934. Arild Hansen also spent the years 1929 and 1930 in post-graduate studies at Heidelberg and Vienna. He served the University of Minnesota as an Assistant and an Instructor of Pediatrics until 1934. The year 1934-35 was spent as an Alexander Brown Coxe Fellow at Yale University. Upon returning to Minnesota, Dr. Hansen became Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. in 1937 Associate Professor and in 1942 Professor. In 1944 Dr. Hansen traveled from the extreme north to the extreme south of the United States to become Professor of Pediatrics and Head of the Department at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Hansen is a member of numerous scientific societies. He has a long career in investigation and published many articles on a variety of topics but especially on lipid metabolism.
IN A PRESENTATION such as this, no doubt, one is allowed the equivalent of a certain degree of "poetic license" in reviewing the work which has led to commendation by the Committee on Awards of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Collaboration is not only an essential feature of present day investigative endeavors, but also a social reward. As with everyone else, perhaps, who has attempted to pursue "ideas," the writer has found persons who stand out as vital and indispensable in seeking to establish fantasy or fact in relation to concepts conceived. In regard to the subject of the essential fatty acids, it has been my pleasure and privilege to work in the most stimulating manner with the late William R. Brown, Mildred R. Ziegler, George O. Burr, Irvine McQuarrie, William R. Wilson and in recent studies for which this award is being given with Doris J. D. Adam, and especially with Hilda F. Wiese of the University of Texas School of Medicine.
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