It is with particular pleasure that the members of the Editorial Board of the A. M. A. Archives of Surgery note the selection of one of its long-time members, Dr. Alton Ochsner, William Henderson Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in the Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine, New Orleans, as one of the recipients of the 1955 Modern Medicine Award for Distinguished Achievement.
The award was presented to Dr. Ochsner "for his work in the surgical treatment of cancer and the stimulus he has given to all research in the field of cancer." Recipients of the awards are chosen from candidates nominated by physicians throughout the United States.
Dr. Ochsner is president of the International Society of Angiology and has been president of many surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons.
In 1935, Dr. Ochsner was appointed to the Editorial Board of the