International Organization Honors Kansas Physician and Progressive Health Center
(Vancouver B.C.) A pioneering Kansas physician, and the Wichita health facility that he leads, were jointly honored at a recent international medical conference held in Vancouver B.C. April 11-14, 2002.
Hugh Desaix Riordan, M.D., Wichita, Kansas, USA, was named the Outstanding Orthomolecular Physician of the Year at the annual meeting of The International Society For Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM). Dr. Riordan also accepted an award for World Leadership in Orthomolecular Medicine, presented to the Riordan Clinic for “its [then] 27 years of outstanding work in the field of Orthomolecular based clinical, educational and research service to the benefit of humankind.”
Orthomolecular medicine is based upon the use, whenever possible, of optimal amounts of substance that ordinarily occur within the human body. The word ortho means straight or correct. Orthomolecular implies the correction of an individual’s biochemistry at the molecular level. The term Orthomolecular was first coined by Linus Pauling, a two-time Nobel Prize winner.