American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
Jos Kahn, PhD
1952 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry

Atlantic City, N.J.:– The first Ernst Bischoff Award In Clinical Chemistry was bestowed posthumously to Dr. Jos Kahn, who until his untimely death last December was chemist to the Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. The award was made at the special Dinner-Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemists and was part of the scientific and social program of 122nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held September 16 in the Belvedere Room of the Hotel Traymore in this city.

Mr. H.G. Terwilliger, president of the Ernst Bischoff Company, dedicated the award and made the first presentation. Dr. Harry Sobotka, Chairman of the first Award Committee, accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Kahn’s family. The first Ernst Bischoff Lecture was delivered by Dr. David Glick, Professor of Physiological Chemistry, University of Minnesota Medical School.

In awarding the medal to Jos Kahn, the AACC Award Committee presented the following citation:

“The American Association of Clinical Chemists presents The 1952 Ernst Bischoff Award to Jos Kahn for representing Clinical Chemistry at its best and working for its advancement effectively and in collaboration with his associates. Jos Kahn contributed substantially to the medical sciences, both as an individual and as a member of research groups; provided leadership for the clinical staff, and trained a great many assistants in this specialty. He advanced the cause of Clinical Chemistry as a Charter member and in various offices of the American Association of Clinical Chemists. The work of Jos Kahn is identified with the progress of the professional and ethical standards of Clinical Chemistry.”

The Ernst Bischoff Award, presented annually to a deserving Clinical Chemist by the AACC, consists of a bronze medal, scroll and $500.