The John Howland medal
These accolades were but two of many honors received over the course of his lengthy and distinguished career. Of those many honors, which began with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society, and continued until 1994, when the New York State Department of Health gave him its Immunization Award, two of the most significant bestowed on Krugman by his peers were the Howland award and the Bristol award.
Widely considered to be the most prestigious award in the field of pediatrics, the John Howland medal honors those whose research and teaching have contributed to the advancement of pediatrics and to the improvement of children's health. In 1981, members of the American Pediatric Society (APS) bestowed this, their highest honor, on Saul Krugman.