From the Archives
Politics and the president’s gallbladder(Comments Off on Politics and the president’s gallbladder)
The political implications of President Johnson’s gallbladder surgery in 1965 are described.
Dr. Ladd’s involvement in the Halifax Explosion and the launch of pediatric surgery as a specialty is highlighted.
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, MD, a pioneer in gynecologic surgery, is profiled in this month’s column.
This month’s column highlights the contributions of three Past-Presidents of the ACS to both medicine and the military.
More in this category
- Dr. Asa Yancey and the realization of his mentor’s dream
- Drs. William J. Mayo and Franklin H. Martin: Leaders in establishing the College’s unique identity
- Dr. Rudolph Matas: Learned trailblazer, father of vascular surgery
- Dr. Charles McBurney: A pioneer in the surgical treatment of appendicitis
- American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress
- The College standardizes surgical dressings
- ACS Archives houses practice records of Franklin H. Martin
- Setting standards of efficiency
- College’s ancient Irish deer antlers have a storied history
- The gift that keeps on giving
- Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS: Gynecologic surgeon
- ACS returns books to the Illinois College Medical Library: A look at their history
- Dr. LaMar McGinnis proposes forming club dedicated to surgical history
- Archives page on ACS website now offers descriptions of Dr. Martin’s collected papers
- Learn about ACS history through the papers of Eleanor K. Grimm