Tag Archive for ‘ACS Archives’

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

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.

OGB and Archives

Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement

This month’s column describes the member engagement opportunities offered through the ACS Operation Giving Back program and the ACS Archives.

Colonel William Mayo (left) and Colonel Charles Mayo (right) in World War I (photo courtesy of Dr. Oliver H. Beahrs and the Mayo Clinic)

The historic link between the ACS leadership and the military

This month’s column highlights the contributions of three Past-Presidents of the ACS to both medicine and the military.

Drs. Martin (far left), William Mayo (third from right), and Charles Mayo (far right) on the North Star

Drs. William J. Mayo and Franklin H. Martin: Leaders in establishing the College’s unique identity

ACS Past-President William J. Mayo’s MD, FACS, relationship with ACS Founder Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and their efforts to position the College as an international organization are highlighted.

Three generations of Harry Richter, MDs. The infant, Dr. Harry Richter III, is flanked at left by his father Dr. Harry Richter, Jr., and his grandfather, Dr. Harry Richter, Sr.

A family tradition: Fellows describe influence of surgeon parents and other relatives

Generations of practicing surgeons are profiled in this article, including descendants of the original founders of the College.

Dr. Matas’ Presidential portrait

Dr. Rudolph Matas: Learned trailblazer, father of vascular surgery

Rudolph Matas, MD, FACS, a founding member of the College and a pioneer in the area of modern vascular surgery, is profiled in this month’s column.

Looking forward – May 2015

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights A History of Surgery at Cook County Hospital, a new book edited by ACS fellows that describes the hospital’s impact on surgical care and its ties with the College.

Detail of Dr. Martin’s laparotomy record.

ACS Archives houses practice records of Franklin H. Martin

The ACS Archives house four record books detailing the gynecologic practice of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS.

Antlers

College’s ancient Irish deer antlers have a storied history

The history of a treasured ACS artifact—ancient Irish elk antlers symbolizing international unity and professional admiration—is summarized in this month’s column.

The deer antlers on display at the College

ACS loans ancient Irish deer antlers to Art Institute of Chicago exhibit

The American College of Surgeons is loaning one of its treasures to a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, IL—Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840.

The SG&O building at 54 E. Erie St., painted for an ACS holiday card by Fred Semmler.

The gift that keeps on giving

The extraordinary contributions of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his wife, Isabelle, to the ACS are the focus of this month’s column.

“Everything Old Is New Again”

The mission, purpose, and activities of the ACS Surgical History Group are summarized in this month’s column.

Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS: Gynecologic surgeon

The Bulletin will be publishing vignettes regarding important key individuals and events that have played influential roles in the history of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This month’s column focuses on Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his career as a gynecologic surgeon in Chicago, IL, before founding the ACS.

ACS Archives: Historic films now available online

A collection of historic films from the ACS Archives is now available for viewing on the College’s website.

ACS returns books to the Illinois College Medical Library: A look at their history

This month’s column describes the return of important historical medical texts from the ACS to the Illinois College Medical Library.

Centennial reprint: Course coordinator describes purposes of ATLS® program

To help commemorate the ACS’ 100th anniversary, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character and integrity of the organization throughout its history. This month’s Centennial reprint is from the October 1982 issue and describes the purposes of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course.

Centennial reprint: ACS launches program for surgeons to assess their knowledge

To help commemorate the ACS’ 100th anniversary, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character and integrity of the organization throughout its history. This month’s Centennial reprint is from the June 1971 issue and describes the rationale for developing the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program® and explains surgeons can use it to evaluate their own knowledge.

Centennial reprint: ACS Fellow offers recommendations for avoiding “Death in a Ditch”

To help commemorate the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) 100th anniversary, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character and integrity of the organization throughout its history.

This month, the Bulletin is reprinting “Death in a Ditch,” which was originally published in the May-June 1967 issue. The article, written by trauma surgeon J.D. Farrington, MD, FACS, presents the concepts he used to instruct rescue workers on the safe extrication, emergency care, and transport of patients involved in vehicular crashes.

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