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General Surgery Resident Wins 2017 Spurgeon Neel Award Competition

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
 Justin Barr, MD, PhD, Duke General Surgery Resident

The Army Medical Department Museum Foundation has chosen Duke General Surgery Resident Justin Barr, MD, PhD, as the recipient of their Spurgeon Neel Award Competition. The award recognizes his paper, “America's Guerilla Hospitals in the Vietnam War: The CIDG Experience,” which the organization felt best exemplifies the history, legacy, and traditions of the Army Medical Department.

Dr. Barr’s paper will be published in the Army Medical Department’s AMEDD Journal, and he will be recognized in a presentation by the Board of Directors.

Spurgeon Neel, the award’s namesake, is known in the U.S. army as the “father of aviation medicine” and was the first Commanding General of Health Services Command.