Albion Walter Hewlett Award
The Albion Walter Hewlett Award, developed by the Department of Medicine, is a recurring award honoring an exceptional physician with ties to Stanford.
It is a tribute to Doctor Albion Walter Hewlett, professor and executive head of the Department of Medicine from 1916 -1925. Known as a physician of rare compassion and extraordinary skills, Hewlett was recognized for his outstanding contributions to patient care and medical science throughout the world.
Kenneth L. Melmon, MD, chairman of the Department of Medicine from 1978-1984, appointed Agnese Udinotti to create the actual award. Together, they designed the award. A sculpture portrays man, isolated at first by his disease, and then brought back into society through the intervention of the physician. Udinotti has received numerous awards throughout the United States and Europe.
The award is presented in concert with a major event in the Department of Medicine, at which time the recipient is invited to lecture. Honored physicians receive a parchment seal depicting several figures from the Udinotti sculpture and a silver medallion made from the seal. The award holder has the opportunity to select books or journals for the Hewlett Library in an amount to be determined each year. Each book will bear a bookplate with a picture of the award, the recipient's name, and the date when the award was presented. The award recipient is chosen by a committee of past recipients.