Two local physicians have been honored by the Salt Lake County Medical Society Auxiliary for dedication to their field.

Dr. Martin Carl Lindem and Dr. Albert Hamer Reiser Jr., received awards from the medical society's auxiliary.

Lindem was honored for his work in emergency and disaster preparedness in Utah. He was instrumental in organizing and setting up the paramedic program in Salt Lake City. He also organized many of the disaster drills utilizing Salt Lake area hospitals, ambulance services and police and sheriff's organizations.

Reiser, who retired in July 1987, was honored for his 37 years of caring and patient-oriented medicine practice as an internist in Salt Lake City. In an age of increasing technology and scientific sophistication in medical practice, Reiser has always maintained the personal compassion and empathy that defines medicine as an art, a society spokesman said.

The auxiliary also presented an award to J. Leon Sorenson, Utah Medical Association executive vice president, citing his dedicated service to the physicians of Utah and for his excellent management skills at the helm of the state association.