June 10, 2011 - Mobile Medical Museum Director Recognized at MASA Awards Program
Sally Green, director of the Mobile Medical Museum, was presented the 2011 William Crawford Gorgas Award at the Medical Association of the State of Alabama’s (MASA) awards program on May 27.
The William Crawford Gorgas Award is presented to a citizen who is not actively engaged full time in the field of health, who has been outstanding in health work and who does not hold a medical degree. The award is named in memory of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, surgeon general of the U.S. Army who is recognized as Alabama’s greatest contributor to science and humanitarianism.
Green graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in continuing education. From 1998-2000, she served as president of the Historic Mobile Preservation Society. While there she met the late Dr. Samuel Eichold, who was involved in preserving medical items, books and artifacts in Mobile. After serving the maximum number of terms as president, Green was named director of the museum.
Green’s commitment to the museum has brought together a coalition of museum directors, scholars, university leaders, professionals, citizens and students to preserve and value Mobile’s medical heritage.