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The College, surgeons, and the Great War(0)

September 1, 2018

Highlights the College’s efforts to prepare its American Fellows to treat patients during World War I.

Franklin Martin, MD, FACS, Founder of the American College of Surgeons

The rescue of Miss Inez Stone

The safe return of a relative of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, after Germany’s declaration of war on Russia in 1914, is the focus of this month’s column.

Dr. Gillies

The Great War and the evolution of plastic and reconstructive surgery

The early growth of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the influence of World War I military tactics on the development of the specialty, are discussed.

Guy de Chauliac

Guy de Chauliac and “What the Surgeon Ought to Be”

The origin of the “What the Surgeon Ought to Be” prints, distributed to young surgeons in the mid-1950s, is summarized.

The assassination of President James Garfield: Could he have survived?

The assassination of President James A. Garfield and the lessons learned from this event are the focus of this month’s column.


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