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American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress(Comments Off on American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress)

September 1, 2015

The ACS Surgical History Group continues to highlight surgical history as an integral part of the Clinical Congress educational programming with Factors Shaping Surgery over the 20th Century II, which follows up on a session the group presented last year at Clinical Congress.

The College standardizes surgical dressings

The history of the standardization of surgical dressings in 1930 and its ongoing effects are summarized in this month’s column.

Detail of Dr. Martin’s laparotomy record.

ACS Archives houses practice records of Franklin H. Martin

The ACS Archives house four record books detailing the gynecologic practice of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS.

Setting standards of efficiency

This month’s column provides a brief history of the “efficiency movement” and describes the establishment of the College’s Hospital Standardization Program.


College’s ancient Irish deer antlers have a storied history

The history of a treasured ACS artifact—ancient Irish elk antlers symbolizing international unity and professional admiration—is summarized in this month’s column.

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