Re-encounter with the 1990 Ambroise Paré Award winner
The Ambroise Paré Award, presented by the publisher Heinz-Jürgen Witzke of Beta Verlag from 1988 to 1994, emphasized the high value MEDICAL Corps International placed on the work of military officers throughout the world. The award was named after Ambroise Paré, the eminent French surgeon, who more closely united the disciplines of medicine and surgery in the 16th century.
The prize was announced every two years with the objective of stimulating scientific competition between young military medical officers worldwide.
In 1990 the award was given to two young authors from Uruguay, Dr. Alberto Fernandez Dell’Oca, Chief of the Orthopedic Department of the British Hospital and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon to the Hospital Central de las Fuerzas Armadas, and Dr. Juan José Lasa Castagnetto, Second Lieutenant, Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital Central de la Fuerzas Armadas, Montevideo. The 1990 prize was awarded during the 28th International Congress for Military Medicine and Pharmacy held in Madrid.
Prizewinner Dr. Lasa and publisher H.-J. Witzke met again at the 37th World Congress on Military Medicine. Both agreed that in these current times of increasing multi-nationality in military medical missions, the relaunch of MCI was an important step in the right direction.