The Chapter Centennial Legacy Award celebrates ACP's centennial by recognizing one seminal chapter member whose service to the chapter had a significant impact on the chapter's viability. This individual should exemplify ACP's core values including:
Read about the state awardee and join us in congratulating him.
Dr. William McCully James was part of the first team of Americans that came to Panama to work in the sanitation and medical care that made it possible for the US to build the Panama Canal. A compassionate physician and untiring researcher, he published and lectured widely on malaria and amebiasis, and was recognized as an international authority on tropical diseases. He was Chief of Medicine at Ancon Hospital and the Panama Hospital and consultant in Tropical Medicine to the United Fruit Company. Additionally, he served as Colonel, US Army Medical Corps. Dr. James was elected Fellow of the ACP in 1926, and was the first Governor for Panama and the Canal Zone (1928-1941). He had an inspiring personality. Honor and prestige marked his life. He was a recipient of the Roosevelt Medal, and awards granted by the AMA, other medical organizations and the goverments of Panama and Ecuador.