Daniel J. McCarty
Canada Gairdner International Award
In recognition of his contributions in the field of rheumatology and in particular for his demonstration that crystals of uric acid and calcium in the fluids in and about the joints are ingested by leukocytes which then release a substance which causes an inflammatory reaction. This discovery has had a bearing on the mechanism of acute attacks of gout and may also contribute to better knowledge of the causes of rheumatoid arthritis.
Philadelphia, PA, USA