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Letters to the Editor

A letter regarding a recent article published in the Bulletin and the author’s response are featured.

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.

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.

Dr. McBurney operating at Roosevelt Hospital, 1901.

Dr. Charles McBurney: A pioneer in the surgical treatment of appendicitis

An early leader in the surgical treatment of appendicitis, Charles McBurney, MD, is profiled in this month’s column.

Franklin-Martin-reading

American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress

The ACS Surgical History Group continues to highlight surgical history as an integral part of the Clinical Congress educational programming with Factors Shaping Surgery over the 20th Century II, which follows up on a session the group presented last year at Clinical Congress.

Dr. LaMar McGinnis proposes forming club dedicated to surgical history

LaMar S. McGinnis, Jr., MD, FACS, proposed the idea of a College club that would meet during Clinical Congress to discuss surgical history. The organization would serve to enhance communication and encourage the exchange of information regarding surgical and ACS history.

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