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President Eisenhower receiving his honorary ACS Fellowship in the White House with his medical team, February 6, 1958 From left: Dr. Snyder; Dr. Blades; Dr. Heaton; Dr. Lyons; President Eisenhower; Dr. Ravdin; Frank Berry, MD; and Robert Cutler Source: University Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Ravdin Papers, Box 14, Folder 4

President Eisenhower and his bowel obstruction(Comments Off on President Eisenhower and his bowel obstruction)

November 1, 2017

The College’s supporting role in treating President Eisenhower’s small bowel obstruction is described.

President ClevelandPhoto: Library of Congress

The covert operations performed on President Grover Cleveland

President Cleveland’s secret operation performed aboard a friend’s private yacht is the focus of this month’s column.

President Johnson showing his scar to reporters

Politics and the president’s gallbladder

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.


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