Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation Awards

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The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation has a rich history of recognizing its members and others in the community for outstanding service. Nominations are accepted throughout the year with recipients selected by the TCMSF Board.  Award criteria and deadlines can be found below.
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Boeckmann Community Service and Leadership Award

Shotwell Award

Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award

Twin Cities Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship
Awarded to a third year University of Minnesota Medical Student, the recipient is selected by the University of Minnesota Foundation in recognition of proven leadership and achievement.


CBBR Award Recipients

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Elie Gertner, M.D.

Patrick J. Flynn, M.D.

David J Dries, M.D.

Michael B. Belzer, M.D.

Stephen C. Battista, M.D.

Joseph J. Westermeyer, M.D.

         Anthony A. Spagnolo, M.D.

Stacy Roback, M.D.

Joseph M. Cardamone, M.D.

          Richard A. Carlson, M.D.

2009 Charles L. Murray, M.D.

2008 John H. Kersey, M.D.

2007 John A. Reichert, M.D.

2006 Warren J. Warwick, M.D.

2005 Burton S. Schwartz, M.D.

2004 Gordon Aamoth, M.D.

2003 Ernest Ruiz, M.D.

2002 James D. Lehmann, M.D.

2001 Edward A.L. Spenny, M.D.

2000 William Gamble, M.D.

1999 Alfred F. Michael, M.D.

1998 A. Stuart Hanson, M.D.

1997 Cassius M.C. Ellis, M.D.

1996 B. J. Kennedy, M.D.

1995 Paul Bowlin, M.D.

1994 William J. Carr, M.D.

1993 Hugh D. Westgate, M.D.

1992 Alivin L. Schultz, M.D. 

 James C. Mankey, M.D.

M. Elizabeth Craig, M.D.

Richard B. Raile, M.D.

1988 O.L. Norman Nelson, M.D.

1987 Donald F. Gleason, M.D.
         Claude R. Hitchcock, M.D.

1986 Paul S. Blake, M.D.

1985 Stuart Lane Arey, M.D.

1984 Frank E. Johnson, M.D.

1983 Malcolm A. McCannel, M.D.

1982 Howard L. Horns, M.D.

1981 John I. Coe, M.D.

1980 John H. Moe, M.D.

1979 Robert E. Priest, M.D.

1978 Arnold S. Anderson, M.D.

1977 Reuben Berman, M.D.

1976 Tague C. Chisholm, M.D.
         Lyle French M.D.

1975 Ragnvald S. Ylvisaker, M.D.

1974 Cecil J. Watson, M.D.

John W. Johnson, M.D.

 C.D. Creevy, M.D.

Lawrence F. Richdorf, M.D.

 Herman E. Drill, M.D.

Stanley R. Maxeiner, M.D.

1968 Carol O. Rice, M.D.

1967 Leonard A. Lang, M.D.

1966 Orwood J. Campbell, M.D.

1965 Thomas Lowry, M.D.

1964 Thomas J. Kinsella, M.D.

1963 Arthur A. Zierold, M.D.

1962 No award given

1961 Moses Barron, M.D.

1960 No award given

1959 No award given

1958 Ralph T. Knight, M.D.

1957 George E. Fahr, M.D.

1956 Silas C. Anderson, M.D.

1955 Thomas A. Peppard, M.D.

1954 Edgar J. Huenekens, M.D.

1953 Henry L. Ulrich, M.D.

1952 S. Marx White, M.D.

Asclepius and Hygieia

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Asclepius (A-sclep-us)  is the demigod of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughter, Hygieia (Hy-jee-uh), is associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health.

Coronis became pregnant with Asclepius by Apollo but fell in love with Ischys, son of Elatus. A crow informed Apollo of the affair and he sent his sister, Artemis, to kill Coronis. Her body was burned on a funeral pyre, staining the white feathers of the crows permanently black. Apollo rescued the baby by performing the first caesarean section and gave it to the centaur Chiron to raise.

Chiron taught Asclepius the art of surgery, teaching him to be the most well respected doctor of his day. According to the Pythian Odes of Pindar, Chiron also taught him the use of drugs, incantations and love potions. Apollodorus claimed that Athena gave him a vial of blood from the Gorgons. Gorgon blood had magical properties: if taken from the left side of the Gorgon, it was a fatal poison; from the right side, the blood was capable of bringing the dead back to life. According to some, Asclepius fought alongside the Achaeans in the Trojan War, and cured Philoctetes of his famous snake bite. Asclepius’ powers were not appreciated by all, and his ability to revive the dead soon drew the ire of Zeus, who struck him down with a thunderbolt. According to some, Zeus was angered, specifically, by Asclepius’ acceptance of money in exchange for resurrection. Asclepius’ death at the hands of Zeus illustrates man’s inability to challenge the natural order that separates mortal men from the gods.

The Shotwell Award
Rising from the logo base of the Hennepin Medical Society is the symbol of medicine, the staff of Asclepius. Grasping the staff and suspended by it are the figures of Asclepius and Hygieia. The original, ancient Hippocratic Oath begins with the invocation “I swear by Apollo the Physician and by Asclepius and by Hygieia and Panacea and by all the gods . . .” these figures represent the dynamic pursuit of innovation in medicine.

Shotwell Award

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