Tag Archive for ‘surgical history’
The origin and evolution of the surgical scalpel are highlighted.
A letter regarding a recent article published in the Bulletin and the author’s response are featured.
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, MD, a pioneer in gynecologic surgery, is profiled in this month’s column.
Generations of practicing surgeons are profiled in this article, including descendants of the original founders of the College.
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.
An early leader in the surgical treatment of appendicitis, Charles McBurney, MD, is profiled in this month’s column.
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.
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.