Winners of Whitaker Prize
2009 Prof. Jacek Wojciech Puchala (Poland)
"The prize, is awarded with the following motivation:
"Prof. Jacek Wojciech Puchala was born in Cracow, Poland, in 1956. After a distinguished course of study at the Cracow Medical Academy and subsequently at the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum and the University Children's Hospital, he continued his training in paediatric surgery at the Polish-American Institute of Paediatrics, of which he became Director in 1993. Since the year 2000 he has been Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn Management, Paediatric Burn Centre, University Children's Hospital, Cracow, which on his personal initiative he founded and developed. After completing his training with courses in burns and plastic surgery at the Hand Center of Western New York and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, Harvard Medical School Children's Hospital, and Shriner's Burns Institute, Boston, he took his specialization in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the Silesian University School of Medicine at Katovice.
Since the beginning of his career, Prof. Puchala has been active in all fields of burns pathology, from training and research to medical and surgical therapy for burns sequelae, and in the sector of paediatric traumas. He has chaired and been a Member of numerous national and international scientific committees and supervised numerous scientific projects sponsored by Universities and national and international scientific organizations, including: "Clinical application of cultured human skin cells"; "Clinical assessment of bacteria-biosynthesized cellulose dressings in the treatment of burn wound"; "Assessment of concentration levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 and insulin in burn disease in children"; "Skin therapy. Part of the Stem Cell Therapeutics - Excellence Centre" ; "Isolation, characteristics and clinical expansion of epithelial stem cells", "Burns in Infants" (European Club for Paediatric Burns (ECPB); Multicenter, worldwide research programme The prevalence of hypertrofic scarring following burn; "International multicentre research /standardization project"; collaboration with Cleveland University on studies in the immunology of familial skin allotransplants in severe burns in children.
He has done outstanding research work in the field of cell cultures, conducted in collaboration with the Department of Tissue and Cell Engineering of the Jagiellonian University on "The clinical application of cultured human skin cells"; "Possible therapeutic use of non-embryonic epidermal stem cells" developed in collaboration with the Chair of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology at the Jagiellonian University.
During his university career he has been extremely active as a teacher and trainer of students, creating a qualified training centre of his own within his Institute. He has assisted in the supervision of numerous doctoral theses and research programmes sponsored by the National Research Committee, including: "The versatility of microbiological flora in children's burn wounds" in order to prove the existence of what are known as "bacteriological profiles. In the field of hormone reactions, Prof. Puchala supervised a study entitled "Assessment of concentration levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 in severe burn disease in children", analysing insulin and IGF levels in burn patients liable to the risk of developing multiple organ failure and acute lung. He has collaborated on numerous specialist periodicals, such as: The Burn Yearbook, The Yearbook of Pediatric Trauma Surgery, and Wound Management. The results of his research have been made known through 102 original works published in leading national and international journals, 13 monographs and chapters in various volumes and texts, and over 135 papers presented at national and international congresses.
Actively engaged from the start in the care of children, he was awarded, among other things, the "Per Aspera ad Astra" Diploma of the Polish Association of Paediatric Surgeons (1992); the Diploma of Merit in recognition of his contribution to hospital development, issued by the Institute of Paediatrics, Cracow (1995); the Gold Medal and "Heart for Heart", awarded by the Prometeusz Foundation (2001-2002); and the Zora Janzekovic Golden Razor Prize, by the European Club for Paediatric Burns (2008), for special worth in the improvement of the level of therapeutic assistance in burned children.
He has organized numerous national and international congresses and is currently Secretary General of the European Club for Paediatric Burns. He is a Founder Member of the Polish Wound Management Association.
He is a Member of the Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters and of the European Burn Association. He is a Member of the Polish Association of Paediatric Surgeons, the Polish Society of Microsurgery, the Polish Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, the Polish Association of Hand Surgery, and the Polish Association of Burn Treatment.
The Paediatric Burn Centre in Cracow, which he directs, is today considered to be Poland's centre of excellence and known as the "last resort centre" for extensively burned critical paediatric patients. The Centre also performs reconstructive paediatric surgery in the maxillo-facial sector, congenital malformations, and - in particular - serious traumas of the upper limb and hand, thanks to the elevated standards attained in the sector of microsurgery. During the war in Iraq the Centre provided assistance to patients coming from that country. Since 2005 it has been a reference centre for the clinical study and the application of skin matrices".
2007 Naoki Aikawa (Japan)
"The prize, is awarded with the following motivation:
Professor Naoki Aikawa was born in Kanagawa, in Japan. Within a very few years of taking his medical degree in 1968, he began to develop an interest in the burn disease and from 1973 to 1976 he attended the Clinical and Metabolic Research Laboratories and the Harvard Medical School Clinical Surgical Service of Burn Trauma at Massachusetts Hospital, directed by Professor J.E. Burke, who defined him one of the best Research Fellows. He later completed his training at Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, holding the position of Resident and Chief Resident in General Surgery. From 1988 to 2003 he held the posts of Associate Director and Director, Emergency, Critical Care & Trauma/Burn Services, Keio University Hospital.
Professor Aikawa's university teaching career began in 1988, first as Associate Professor and subsequently, in 1992, as Professor, Department of Emergency & Critical Medicine, School of Medicine, Keio University, the position he holds today.
His training stimulated his interest in study and research in various aspects of the burn disease: initially in the treatment of burn wounds, diagnosis, and the treatment of infection in extensively burned patients and later in the humoral immune response, which he called "a cytokine storm", the shock and reanimation phase in extensively burned patients, and the prevention of renal damage, damage due to inhalation, and multi-organ failure, as a complication of sepsis.
His findings, published in more than 400 papers, in the leading scientific journals and presented at top-level international congresses, have become points of reference for our knowledge of the basic physiopathological variations that occur in the course of the burn disease. In view of his scientific activity he was elected to the Board of Direction of the International Burn Foundation and to the Editorial Board of the most prestigious national and international scientific journals.
As Director of Emergency, Critical Care & Trauma/Burn Services, his outstanding clinical skills were expressed on the occasion, among others, of the dramatic Kobe earthquake, when together with his team he treated large numbers of burned and polytraumatized patients in difficult and dramatic circumstances.
As Professor of the Department of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Keio University, he has carried out teaching and training activities at the highest level for numerous young students and doctors; he has also been appointed to the position of member of the Ministry of Education Doctor's Thesis Approval Committee and member of the Medical Profession Advisory Committee.
Professor Aikawa's career has been full of official recognitions - Member and Honorary Member of the world's most authoritative scientific societies. President: Japanese Society for Burns Injuries (1996), Japanese Society for Critical Care Medicine (2001), Japan Shock Society (2002), American College of Surgeons, Japan Chapter (2001-2002), International Society for Burn Injuries (2002-2004). Academic honours and awards: Everett Idris Evans Memorial Lectureship (American Burn Association), Testimonial for Emergency Medicine and the Firefighter General's Medal for Merit (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japanese Government)."
The official prize giving will take place in Palermo at the "G. Whitaker Foundation" in October 2007 in presence of authorities and representatives of the academic, scientific and cultural world.
2005 Michael Costagliola (France)
"The prize, is awarded with the following motivation:
Prof. Michel Costagliola, immediately after gradualing in 1958, began to take an interest in burn patients as an intern at Algiers Hospital under the guidance of Prot. Felix Lagrot, with whom he collaborated in the creation of the Algiers Burns Centre. His experience was consolidated during the war in Algeria.
In 1962, he moved to France, where still under the guidance of Prom. Lagrot, who had been appointed Chief of the General Surgery Department, he became Senior Resident in Toulouse University Hospital, with specific responsibility for burn patients.
In 1971, he was made Fully Tenured Lecturer and Assistant Head of the Surgical Emergency Department.
In 1976, he was appointed Head of the Department at General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructhe Surgery and Burn Care.
ilis interest in burns pulhology has covered the study of all its aspects, as call be evinced from his processional activity-, his scientific writings, and his national and international acknowledgements.
He was the creator of the Severe Burns Centre of Toulouse University Hospital, which was inaugurated in 1984 as the "Centre des Brutes Felix Lagrot".
His chimical and scientific activity has been multiple varied and above all, uninterrupted in the fields of the aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment of burns and their sequelae, with the production of numerous publications also in international journals of considerable prestige. In particular, he has conducted in-depth studies of the physiopalhologicnl aspects of burns due to chemicals. clectricly. X-rays, CO, laser and ultrasounds. He has taken a particularly vigorous interest fit the surgical treatment of extellsive burns in the acute phase proposing both surgical and intensive care emergency treatment protocols that have become the object of international training courses. He has set tip a Skin Bank and made exhaustive studies on autological epithelial cultures and the use of derino-epidermic constructs. He has proposed therapeutic solutions for acute burns in general and specifically for those of the auricle and face and for hand lesion due to rays fit order to limit their invalidating consequences, dedicating his surgical activity to the recovery of the quality of life of patients with severe burns sequelac in the lands, face and feet. lie has also made a fundamental contribution to the definition of burns treatment fit France as ail autolimnuus specialization, having proposed the term "Specialite de Brulologie".
His interest in this pathology leas extended to the sector of Fire Disasters, which has benefited from his commitment to various activities of research, study, and participation in international projects in the field of burns disasters.
His work to enhance the recovery of quality of life in persons suffering front serious invalidifies has also seen him involved in the sector of Humanitarian missions in developing countries, such as Ivory Coast, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Prof. Costagliola's extensive activity, which confirms his absolute commitment to the defence of the qualify of life of persons suffering from burns, is manifested in his over 260 publication and scientific papers, in the high positions of authority he has field in various national and international scientific organisms, in the various leaching courses lie has organized in which the numerous pupils of his school received their training, and fit (lie high honours that France has thought lit to bestow oil him, including ,those of Chevalier de I'Ordre National du Nlerite (1990) and Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (1995)".
2003 Stuart P. Pegg (Australia)
"At meeting held on March 22nd, 2003, at the seat of the G. Whitaker Foundation, Palermo, after examining the scientific activity in the fields of research, teaching, clinical organization, prevention and cooperation presented by various candidates and in consideration of the high level of the candidates, the Adjudicating Committee unanimously decided to award the prize for 2003 to Prof. STUART P. PEGG (Australia), Director of the Burns Centre for adults of the Royal Brisbane Hospital Burns Centre in Australia.
The prize is awarded with the following motivation:
Professor Stuart Pegg, from the outset of his medical career, has performed his professional activity in the sector of burns. In 1977 he became Chief of the Royal Brisbane Hospital Burns Centre in Australia and in 1980 also of the Royal Children's Hospital Burns Centre. In 2001 he left his position as Chief of the Paediatric Burns Centre, which has now been named the "Stuart Pegg Burn Centre" in recognition of the distinguished nature of his activity. Today he continues to be Chief of the Burns Centre for adults.
Professor Pegg's merit lies above all in his determination and capacity to organize assistance to burn patients in the vast and difficult territory of Northeast Australia. Thanks to his efforts it has been possible to centralize assistance in two centres in Brisbane Hospital and to organize the rapid transfer of all patients coming from Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territories, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands.
This type of assistance has contributed considerably to the improvement of the patients' prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation and made the two centres the leading specialized departments in all Australia. In the year 2000 the Queensland Skin Bank was inaugurated in the hospital, and in its laboratory it now produces autologous skin covering components for its patients.
Professor Pegg's activity as a physician and organizer is flanked by his university teaching in the burns sector, and also contributed to the creation of the Australian Burns Society.
He has published numerous papers of the highest level in the leading national and international journals and received numerous awards from national and international scientific organisms, some of which have named him an honorary member.
His pioneering spirit in the field of burns, dedicated to his country, was recognized in 1996 in his appointment as Professor Emeritus of Brisbane University and the award of the "Order of Australia".
2002 Renč Artigas Nambrard (Chile)
"The Adjudicating Committee unanimously decided to award the Prize for 2002 with the following motivation: Prof. René Artigas Nambrard, working in the difficult time and conditions in his country, perceptively identified the burns pathology as a real social problem that needed to be approached from a particular angle. His commitment to this work, starting from an analysis of the various aspects involved - epidemiological, especially in children, socio-economic, organizational, and that of general care - has brought him to support the principle that burn patients require appropriate treatment and assistance in an environment that is totally suited to their needs.
On the basis of this conviction, he began his activity at M. Arriaran Hospital of Santiago in 1960, setting up a section of five beds for burn care, which in 1964 became a department with 16 beds, and later, 1967, the first burns centre of Chile, with 30 beds. In 1975 is founded the 2nd Burns Centre of this country at E.G. Cortes Hospital of which he was chief until June 1985.
He has passed on the result of his studies and the experience he has acquired at qualified burns centres in numerous countries through ceaseless activity in the training of young physicians, in Chile an elsewhere, and in his creation of a Chilean school of burns.
His intense activity in the field of prevention has won him numerous attestations of merit from the authorities of his country.
He founded the Chilean Burns Society, of which he was the first president. With his work, recognized beyond the confines of his country, he contributed to the constitution of the constitution of the Federal of Latin American Burns Societies an was appointed President of Ibero Latin American Committee for burns prevention and treatment.
Numerous international awards testify to his commitment in all the South American continent in every sector of burn pathology and the organization of burn care.
The results of his activity have been published in eight volumes, which today are a point of reference for young physicians.
These aspects of the professional activity of Dr.René Artigas Nambrard also reveal the human side of a physician who has devoted his efforts to the dramatic problem of burns"
2001 Manhohar H. Keswani (India)
"Dr Manohar Hariram Keswani, M.S., has been a pioneer in the treatment of burns in a developing country, India, that has an elevated incidence of burn patients but lacks adequate scientific and technological support.
"Despite the difficulties, he has for over 40 years dedicated his constant attention to the problem, and in particular to burns in children and their sequelae. Thanks to his commitment, it was possible to create in 1968 the first Department for Burns Care in India, which he himself directed, at the J.J. Hospital and Grant Medical College in Bombay. The year 1975 saw the inauguration of the first Paediatric Division for Burns at the Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital Bombay, which still remains the only one in the whole country. "He later played a decisive role in the creation of the Kharas Memorial Burn Centre, Bombay, a small private structure of just 18 beds which is today considered the best burns unit in Bombay. He later made a decisive contribution to the creation of a hospital dedicated entirely to burns pathology, the Indian Burns Research and Training Institute, now in the course of completion, which will ultimately have 140 beds. The objective will thus be achieved of creating in his country a decisive culture of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, research, and training of medical and nursing staff. "Dr Keswani founded: The Burns Association of India, The Indian Burns Research Society, and India's First Skin Bank. "With modesty but with perseverance and passion, Dr Keswani has been the leading figure in the realization in his country of all the instruments necessary for tackling the grave problems of burns. The international scientific community has appreciated his continuous commitment by awarding him numerous prizes and honours of the highest prestige."
2000 Basil A. Pruitt Jr.(USA)
"Having graduated from a most prestigious University, Harvard, in 1957, Dr Pruitt was drafted in the Army almost immediately, during the Vietnam war, and began a career in trauma and burns care in war and peace which continues until today, over 43 years: for 27 years, he directed and commanded the US Army Bum Centre, now called the Institute of Surgical Research. "On retirement he continued his teaching and operating activity as Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. "At all times he has operated, clinically treated, directed, guided research, and administered burn care at the highest level, making his Centre the largest internationally recognized Centre of burn excellence in the world. "An analysis of his many publications as primary author (among his 415 papers) reveals that he has shown deep interest and has brought scientific contributions to all the aspects of burns disease. It must be emphasized that burns disease concerns all the parameters of human physiology and pathology; these render Dr Pruitt's work all the more capital. This global view is also evident in the work of his collaborators, colleagues, and researchers whom he has inspired."
1999 John W. L. Davies (U.K)
"Since 1956 Dr John William Davies has concentrated his activity in the field of the aetiology and physiology of the burns disease. In particular he has helped to demonstrate how of the reduction of the plasma mass circulating during the shock phase causes direct damage to the cardiac fiber, and that the massive destruction of erythrocytes by the burn agent determines a reduction in the amount of oxygen transported. He has considered the question of the different resuscitatory capacities of various infusion liquids and has suggested that they should be used in the successive phases of the. burn disease in relation to the sodium balance on the basis of the quantities administered and excreted, principally in the urine. He has also investigated the metabolic aspects of the successive phases of the burn disease in relation to the extent of the burned body area and to calorie losses with regard to ambient temperature. The results of his researches have made a considerable contribution to the modern clinical and therapeutic approach to the burn disease. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal BURNS by the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI), and in his 13 years in this capacity made outstanding contributions to the diffusion throughout the world of scientific knowledge on aspects of the physiology, clinical treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation of burns patients. His scientific and clinical activity has been carried out in prestigious hospitals such as the Accident Hospital in Birmingham, England, and in the Royal Infirmary in association with the West of Scotland Regional Burns Unit in Glasgow, Scotland, with the publication of more than 80 scientific papers and a volume of 650 pages entitled Physiopathological Responses to Burning Injuries. Dr. John William Davies received the Everett Evans, Lecturer Prize from the American Burns Association in Chicago and the A.B. Wallace Memorial Lecturer Prize from the British Burns Association. He is a Founder Member of the International Society for Burn Injuries and of the British Burns Association."
1998 Friedrick E. Muller (Austria)
"He began his professional activity showing specific interest in the sector of burns. In 1967 he organized the first centre for the treatment of burns in Germany, at Bochum, which he directed. He contributed to the opening of other centres in other cities in Germany. He organized a network linking the various burns centres in Germany, with a view to the management of beds in the event of disasters. His studies have concerned all the aspects of the burn disease. He has taken a particular interest in burns shock and immunological and infective aspects, supporting the trend towards the use of early surgery in burns treatment. The results of his studies have been collected in numerous publications that have appeared in various specialized journals and three volumes "
1997 Martin Allgower (Switzerland)
"A general surgeon with a wide background in the field of research, teaching and clinical treatment, with deep interest in the problem of burns, he has studied all aspects, in particular that of physiopathology, shock and local and general infection. His wide clinical activity is attested by his numerous publications. He has set in motion lines of research in the field of the burn disease which still today are actively followed by his pupils and by other scholars around the world. His activity has earned him wide international recognition"
1996 John F. Burke (USA)
"for dedicating a lifetime to teaching and to the assistance of patients in the sector of surgery. He has a vast and qualified activity in the field of burns, to the knowledge of which he has contributed with numerous publications on various aspects, in particular infections and metabolism. His studies for the realization of artificial skin and the use of biomaterials have been notable."
1995 Vicente Mirabet-Ippolito (Spain)
"He has devoted twenty-five years of his life to the treatment. of burn patients. In 1964 he organized the first centre for burn care in Spain. Since 1970, having become Director of the Burns Centre of the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, he has worked intensely in research, study and clinical practice, enabling the Centre to remain in the forefront together with to the most highly qualified hospital facilities in the field throughout Europe. In 1987 he was the First to introduced into his country the technique of keratinocyte culture and he created the Skin Tissue Conservation Bank. Also outstanding has been his activity in the field of medical and paramedical- training and of health education for the general public, as testified by the many courses he has organized and his numerous publications. He was the first. in his country to approach the subject of the management of burn patients in f-ire disasters".
1994 Rudy P. Hermans (Netherland)
"For his notable committment to the development of burns treatment, having organized the first Burn Centre in his country and raised the level of burns therapy in Europe. He promoted and encouraged the European Burns Association, and was a pioneer in the use of skin micrografts in extensive burns as long ago as 1964. He has concentrate his surgical activity on the early excision of deep burns, using for coverage an association of grafts of expanded autologous skin and cadaver skin. He promoted the creation of the Euroskin Bank (European Skin Bank ), of which be still today the Chief"
1993 Radana Konigova (Czech Republic)
"After graduation, Dr. Konigova, with courage and farsightedness, under the guidance of the two most illustrious pioneers in burns surgery, F. Burian and A.B. Wallace, initiated 31 years ago a professional career that still continues. In her long activity she has known how to combine in exemplary fashion scientific research and didactic skill with an intuition for original ideas which she has made concrete in publications and treatises. She has actively participated in numerous national and international Meetings, bringing personal experience of the highest value. Since 1977 she has directed the Prague Burns Center"
1992 Douglas M. Jackson (England)
"He was one of the group of physicians who in the light of experience gained during the Second World War urged the creation of emergency medicine hospital centres. He was among the first to approach burns as a disease and not merely as a pathological emergency episode. He proposed an original method for the evaluation of burn depth and an effective technique for thermal wound covering with auto and allogenic graft. For 30 years he was a Member of the Medical Research Council, devoting himself exclusively to the burn disease; this precise commitment is attested by the high number of his publications and presences as an invited speaker at numerous Conferences in prestigious academic and scientific centres throughout the world"
1991 Serge Baux (France)
"Over a period of 30 years devoted to the bum illness Serge Baux has played his part in giving bums studies in his country the high technical and scientific standards that place France among the leaders in this discipline.
Some of his proposals, published in numerous journals, continue to be points of reference in the field of the prognosis, therapy and recovery of the bum patient His rich scientific production further testifies to his own personal commitment and to that of his school in various sectors of bums physiopathology. With the creation of the French Burns Society he bas instituted a compact working instrument combining medical and non-medical forces engaged in the field of the burn pathology "
1990 Simone Teich-Alasia (Italy)
"For having indicated as long ago as the 1960s a rational method of assistance for the severely burned patient, creating the first burns centre in Italy with modern architectural and functional criteria. He has dedicated himself to the study of numerous clinical and surgical aspects of the burn disease, publishing his acute observations in many papers and texts. His commitment to the campaign for the prevention of fire accidents in the industrial sector has given a concrete contribution to the creation of an awareness of the problem of safety at work. To crown his activity he has founded and now presides over the Italian Burns Study and Research Centre and the Piedmontese Foundation for Burns Research "
1989 Tsi-siang Shih (People's Republic of China)
"for having succeeded in a developing country, in creating a culture and a science of burns treatment. With traditional Chinese perseverance and in the face of many difficulties, and with an intuitive sense of new biological trends, he put forward bold technological innovations in the surgical treatment of the severely burned patient. When it was thought that bums covering 50-60 per cent of the body surface area were the maximum limit for possible survival, his technique led to the recovery of patients with burns extending to 90 per cent. He has thus established a new guideline in the surgical treatment of the burn patient, an indication that today fascinates and interests the entire scientific world"
1988 Fortunato Benaim (Argentina)
"For his global approach to the problem of burns. His commitment in the field of prevention and his studies on the treatment and rehabilitation of burn patient have contributed to the creation of an awareness of the problem in the entire Latín-American Continent. His cultural initiatives have allowed the problem of bums to become an integral part of broad social programmes aimed at the realization of specialized Centres, ,the training of medical and non-medical staff , and the formulation of plans of cooperation between the various countries in the event of burn disasters "
1987 Franjo Zdravic (Yugoslavia)
"in recognition of the commitment of the lifetime devoted to study ,research and therapy in the field of burns. In particular his contribution is stressed to: the definition of the burn disease and its treatment as a specífic discipline; the realization and organisation of Centres highly specialized in the care of this pathology, both in his country and in others such as Algeria, Laos, Vietnam, Angola and Kuwait; the formulation and realization of a vast programme for the qualified formation of medical and paramedical staff, essential in this delicate field; the promotion of international collaboration and cooperation in the field of research, prevention, treatment and functional recovery in burns "
1986 Gosta M. Arturson (Sweden)
"for the high level and for his exceptional contributions to the study and research of various aspects of burns pathology and in particular that of the hydro-electrolytic and metabolic balance in the burn patient. Of especial importance in also his contribution to organizational and emergency problems for the relief of mass burn disasters "
1985 Bruce G. MacMillan (USA)
"for the high level of his clinical and scientific activity in treatment of burns in children and for his important contributions to the solution of the difficult physiopathologic problems in the field of paediatric burns "
1984 Bent Sorensen (Denmark)
"for the high level of his clinical and scientific activity and of the exceptional contributions given to knowledge in the field of burns pathology and therapy "
1983 Charles R. Baxter (USA)
"for his highly qualified activity in burn treatment and current contributions to the field of burn care and research in burn pathology "