From the Archives
The gift that keeps on giving(Comments Off)
The extraordinary contributions of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his wife, Isabelle, to the ACS are the focus of this month’s column.
The Bulletin will be publishing vignettes regarding important key individuals and events that have played influential roles in the history of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This month’s column focuses on Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his career as a gynecologic surgeon in Chicago, IL, before founding the ACS.
This month’s column describes the return of important historical medical texts from the ACS to the Illinois College Medical Library.
LaMar S. McGinnis, Jr., MD, FACS, proposed the idea of a College club that would meet during Clinical Congress to discuss surgical history. The organization would serve to enhance communication and encourage the exchange of information regarding surgical and ACS history.
Complete descriptions of American College of Surgeons Founder Franklin H. Martin’s, MD, FACS, collected papers and other archival materials are now available for viewing on the ACS Archives website.
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