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MSH History

Our Background

The society has a fascinating history that you might want to learn more about. It was founded in March of 1972 and was the ninth society of its kind to be formed. The society had a modest $7 membership fee and $3 annual dues at the beginning. The society's first President was Jerry L. Fredenburgh, a prominent figure in the field. The society also had the support of John M. Budinger, who helped create the national society two years later. The society's first symposium was a big hit, with 122 technologists and pathologists attending. Jerry Meade, one of the founders of both the MSH and the NSH, served as the MSH Vice President of Quality Control. He oversaw a slide evaluation program that became the basis for the NSH Histo-quip.

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