THE RECIPIENT of the Clifford G. Grulee Award for 1958 is a most unusual person. He has served many disciplines in the child health field, all with distinction, and he has also found time to give invaluable services to the American Academy of Pediatrics in furthering its objectives.
Myron E. Wegman was born in Brooklyn about fifty years ago. After graduating from the College of the City of New York, he received an M.D. degree from Yale University in 1928. Dr. Wegman served as an interne, assistant resident, resident and instructor in Pediatrics at the New Haven Hospital and Yale University. In 1937 he returned to school and in 1938 received a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. After a short period as pediatric consultant to the Maryland State Health Department, Dr. Wegman became Assistant Professor of Child Hygiene at the School of Tropical Medicine at San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he served until 1942.
From 1942 until 1946 Dr. Wegman served as Director of School Health for New York City and as an instructor in pediatrics and public health at Columbia University and Cornell University.
In 1946 Myron Wegman was appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Head of the Department at Louisiana State University and Pediatrician-in-Chief to Charity Hospital, New Orleans, where he served until 1952. From 1952 to 1957 he held the position of Chief of the Division of Education and Training in the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and in 1957 became Secretary-General of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and the Regional Office of the World Health Organization.
Dr. Wegman has served on many committees and commissions in all parts of the world and is recognized as a world authority on child health matters.
In addition to his position as a Contributing Editor to Pediatrics, Dr. Wegman has found time to serve as Chairman of the Academy's Committee on Latin American Affairs and consultant to the newly organized District IX Committee.
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