Award of Certificate of Merit.
—Dr. William Washington Graves, professor of neuropsychiatry, St. Louis University School of Medicine, was awarded a certificate of merit and a gold medal for scientific accomplishment for his classification of scapulas and other inherited characters and for his discovery of the age incidence principle of investigation, at a meeting of the St. Louis Medical Society held in his honor on Oct. 24, 1939. This is only the third occasion on which the St. Louis Medical Society has given this certificate of merit for scientific accomplishment. The award was first given to Dr. Evarts A. Graham and his associates Drs. Glover H. Copher, Warren H. Cole and Sherwood Moore, on June 7, 1927, for their work on cholecystography, and next to Dr. Edward A. Doisy, on March 19, 1935, for his achievements in hormone chemistry and physiology.