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Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS: Gynecologic surgeon(Comments Off)

July 1, 2014

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.

Mr. Berry with Ms. Rishworth

ACS returns books to the Illinois College Medical Library: A look at their history

This month’s column describes the return of important historical medical texts from the ACS to the Illinois College Medical Library.

Dr. LaMar McGinnis proposes forming club dedicated to surgical history

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.

Archives page on ACS website now offers descriptions of Dr. Martin’s collected papers

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.

Ms. Grimm (rear center) with ACS staff members, 1919.

Learn about ACS history through the papers of Eleanor K. Grimm

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has long recognized Eleanor K. Grimm as a pivotal figure in capturing and recording the history of the first 50 years of the College. Now three volumes of what the ACS archivists are calling her “retirement scrapbooks” have been scanned and are available for viewing in PDF format as […]


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