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

The first women elected to College Fellowship(0)

September 1, 2019

The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.

Dr. Walker, wearing man’s top hat and coat, circa 1911 (photo by Bain News Service, Bain Collection, Washington, DC)

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: War surgeon, suffragette, and pioneer in women’s rights

Mary Edwards Walker, MD—the first woman military and trauma surgeon and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor—is the focus of this month’s column.

John Gabbert Bowman - Photo from the Archives of the American College of Surgeons

John Gabbert Bowman, first Executive Director of the ACS

Dr. Bowman
Archives of the American College of Surgeons

John Staige Davis

The book that established plastic surgery in the U.S.

Marking the 100th anniversary of Plastic Surgery: Its Principles and Practice, this month’s column looks at the development of this textbook as it relates to the evolution of the subspecialty of plastic surgery.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses in World War I, wearing gas masks, 1918

J.M.T. Finney, MD, FACS, and AEF Base Hospital No. 18 in WWI

Dr. Finney’s leadership as Director of Base Hospital No. 18 during World War I is the focus of this month’s column.


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