From Big Medical Encyclopedia

BERNARD-LEON AWARD — the international personalized award in memory of one of founders of the Organization of health care of the League of Nations of Leon Bernard awarded periodically since 1951 for large achievements in the field of social medicine by the session of the World assembly of health care.

On May 15, 1975 in Geneva at the 28th session of the World assembly of health care this award is for the first time awarded to the Soviet scientist — the academician B. V. Petrovsky for merits in development of medical science and medical education, for a contribution to the organization of public health care to the USSR and active participation in broad international cooperation in health care.

See also Awards medical nominal .