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President ClevelandPhoto: Library of Congress

The covert operations performed on President Grover Cleveland(Comments Off on The covert operations performed on President Grover Cleveland)

September 1, 2017

President Cleveland’s secret operation performed aboard a friend’s private yacht is the focus of this month’s column.

President Johnson showing his scar to reporters

Politics and the president’s gallbladder

The political implications of President Johnson’s gallbladder surgery in 1965 are described.

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

The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery

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.


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