From the Archives
The evolution of treating chemical-related wartime casualties, specifically gas-related injuries, starting with World War I, is detailed.
Highlights the College’s efforts to prepare its American Fellows to treat patients during World War I.
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.
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