The Mihran & Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research

With me as their only surviving child (infant) my parents escaped from probable death in 1922 from Turkey where many Armenians were still being persecuted upon the withdrawal of the "Allied Occup." Force. After 3 mos in Ellis Is NY holding camp, they were accepted into Canda as indentured farm laborers. Soon my father re-established his carpentry profession, moved into Brautford, where I grew up and went to B. Coll. Instit and then to U of T Med. School.