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President Johnson showing his scar to reporters

Politics and the president’s gallbladder(Comments Off on Politics and the president’s gallbladder)

July 1, 2017

The political implications of President Johnson’s gallbladder surgery in 1965 are described.

Dr. Ladd (Photo: Boston Children’s Hospital Archives, MA)

The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery

Dr. Ladd’s involvement in the Halifax Explosion and the launch of pediatric surgery as a specialty is highlighted.

Lord Lister in 1902

Celebrating the sesquicentennial of Lord Joseph Lister

Lord Joseph Lister’s contribution to the evolution of surgical safety is described in this month’s column, specifically how he incorporated Pasteur’s findings into his theories regarding antiseptic surgery, paving the way for a closer alignment between science and medicine.

J. Marion Sims monument in Central Park

J. Marion Sims: Paving the way

J. Marion Sims, MD, a pioneer in gynecologic surgery, is profiled in this month’s column.

Colonel William Mayo (left) and Colonel Charles Mayo (right) in World War I (photo courtesy of Dr. Oliver H. Beahrs and the Mayo Clinic)

The historic link between the ACS leadership and the military

This month’s column highlights the contributions of three Past-Presidents of the ACS to both medicine and the military.


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