A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO DR. HELMUT SCHMIDT FOR HIS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS TO THE FIELD OF MEDICINE
(Extensions of Remarks - November 12, 1998)

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      A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO DR. HELMUT SCHMIDT FOR HIS OUTSTANDING 
                 ACHIEVEMENTS TO THE FIELD OF MEDICINE

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                          HON. PAUL E. GILLMOR

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, November 12, 1998

  Mr. GILLMOR. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today 
to pay very special tribute to one of Ohio's finest citizens, Dr. 
Helmut Siegfried Schmidt.
  Dr. Schmidt is truly an internationally recognized scholar, who has 
worked tirelessly in pioneering an important aspect of medical science. 
Through outstanding leadership and unwavering vision, Dr. Schmidt 
burgeoned the field of sleep medicine.
  Dr. Schmidt began his medical career in Canada. A graduate with a 
Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto, he completed 
his one-year rotating internship at the Toronto East General Hospital 
in Toronto, Ontario. A few short years later, Dr. Schmidt extended his 
studies to the Buckeye State by completing his residency training at 
the Ohio State University Hospitals.
  Mr. Speaker, not long after coming to Ohio and completing his formal 
medical training, Dr. Schmidt became a naturalized United States 
citizen. Upon taking his oath of citizenship in the early 1970's, he 
began a long and decorated service career in the United States Army 
Reserve achieving the rank of Colonel, and commanding several Hospital 
and Medical Units during his illustrious twenty-two year career. He is 
truly a great American patriot.
  Dr. Schmidt's crowing achievements have been in the area of sleep 
medicine. In recent years, Dr. Schmidt has founded the Ohio Sleep 
Medicine Institute, the Sleep Medicine Research Foundation, and Sleep 
Medicine International. He was the first president of the American 
Board of Sleep Medicine, and chaired the Ohio Psychiatric Association 
Task Force on Sleep Medicine. Dr. Schmidt was awarded the Nathaniel 
Kleitmen Distinguished Service Award--the highest award given in North 
America in the field of Sleep Disorders

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Medicine. To recognize his remarkable contributions, the American Board 
of Sleep Medicine has named its highest honor the Helmut S. Schmidt 
Award.
  Mr. Speaker, without question, Dr. Helmut Schmidt has helped lead the 
way to new, innovative discoveries in medicine, and has established 
himself as a world-renowned leader in tracking and treating sleep-
related disorders. He is a credit to medicine, a trend-setter in sleep 
medicine, a valued asset to the state of Ohio, and a true Buckeye.
  Mr. Speaker, I would urge my colleagues to stand and join me in this 
special tribute to Dr. Helmut Schmidt, a great physician, a great 
Ohioan, and a great American. For his exemplary service to medicine and 
to his country, we salute Dr. Helmut Siegfried Schmidt.

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