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

The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery(Comments Off on The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery)

May 1, 2017

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.

Dr. Yancey in an undated portrait (Asa G. Yancey papers, circa 1940-2013, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University)

Dr. Asa Yancey and the realization of his mentor’s dream

The legacy and achievements of Asa Yancey, MD, FACS, are the focus of this month’s column.


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