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McGovern, John P (MD) (Honorary Member)*

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary member (Fellow), 1985
  • John P. McGovern Award Lectureship established, 1983
Other Awards
  • Awarded honorary degrees from twenty-nine major colleges and universities
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine: Fellow, 1998
  • Phi Beta Kappa: Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1991
  • American Association of Colleges of Nurses: Annual Outstanding Scholarship in Health Care Award 1990
  • Kemal Ataturk Gold Medal Distinguished Service Award (Turkey), 1989
  • Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden), 1988
  • L’Ordre National du Merite (France), 1988
  • Royal College of Physicians: Honorary Fellow, 1984
  • Duke University: Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1976
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fellow, 1972
  • American College of Physicians: Fellow, 1971
  • American Association of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Distinguished Fellow, 1971
  • American Medical Writers Association: Fellow, 1967

Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

  • President and chief elect officer of fifteen professional medical societies
  • Established the McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center at Duke, 1998
  • American Osler Society, president, 1973–1974; principle founder, 1969
  • Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, chairman, 1973–1974
  • Established the John P. McGovern Foundation, 1961
  • Established the Texas Allergy Research Foundation, 1961
  • Established fellowship program in allergy and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, 1957
  • Established the McGovern Allergy Clinic, 1956

Publications (5 representative)

  • McGovern JP. On humanism in the practice of allergy. Ann Allergy. 1969 Aug;27(8):359–63.
  • McGovern JP. Allergy problems in school-aged children. J Sch Health. 1974 May;44(5):260–4.
  • McGovern JP, Davison WC. Osler and children. JAMA. 1969 Dec 22;210(12):2241–4.
  • McGovern JP, Thomas OC, Steyners FJ, Dukes CD. Bacterial infection in children with respiratory allergy: bacteriologic findings and therapy. South Med J. 1967 May;60(5):473–80.
  • McGovern JP, Knight JA. Allergy and human emotions. C.C. Thompson; 1967.

Professional Positions

  • Professorships at seventeen universities
  • Faculty, University of Texas Postgraduate School of Medicine, 1956
  • Faculty, George Washington University Medical School
  • Faculty, Tulane Medical School

MLA published statements about the honorary member


  • Intern, Yale-New Haven Hospital and McGuire Hospital, Richmond, VA, 1945–1946
  • MD, Duke University, 1945
  • Bachelor of science, Duke University, 1943


Submitted by Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA


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