From the Archives
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.
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.
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 A. Garfield and the lessons learned from this event are the focus of this month’s column.
More in this category
- President Eisenhower and his bowel obstruction
- The covert operations performed on President Grover Cleveland
- Politics and the president’s gallbladder
- The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery
- Celebrating the sesquicentennial of Lord Joseph Lister
- J. Marion Sims: Paving the way
- The historic link between the ACS leadership and the military
- Dr. Asa Yancey and the realization of his mentor’s dream
- Drs. William J. Mayo and Franklin H. Martin: Leaders in establishing the College’s unique identity
- Dr. Rudolph Matas: Learned trailblazer, father of vascular surgery
- Dr. Charles McBurney: A pioneer in the surgical treatment of appendicitis
- American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress
- The College standardizes surgical dressings
- ACS Archives houses practice records of Franklin H. Martin
- Setting standards of efficiency