We have compiled past issues of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and listed features for each issue. You can view the additional content and full issues of the Bulletin by clicking on the month or cover image.

Bulletin January 2001January

Volume 86, Issue 1

  • CPT changes in 2001
  • In defense of the surgical cancer patient: Nutrition may be key
  • “Laying on of the hands”
  • Governors’ committee takes on competency challenges


Bulletin February 2001February

Volume 86, Issue 2

  • Office-based surgery regulation: Improving patient safety and quality care
  • Operation Argentina: A surgical partnership across the Americas
  • A reminiscence: Serendipity steers surgeon to discovery
  • Statement in support of motorcycle helmet laws
  • In their own words: One man’s mission against cancer


Bulletin March 2001March

Volume 86, Issue 3

  • John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture: Leadership in medicine
  • John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture: Introductory remarks
  • The 106th Congress: A review of the second session
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part I
  • ACS Officers and Regents


Bulletin April 2001April

Volume 86, Issue 4

  • The measurement of competence: Current plans and future initiatives of the American Board of Surgery
  • Dealing with managed care organizations: A second opinion
  • Governors’ committee reports College remains fiscally sound
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part II


Bulletin May 2001May

Volume 86, Issue 5

  • The changing landscape of rural surgery: The view from Oklahoma
  • Physician data profiling proliferates
  • Committee strives to balance “socio” and socioeconomic issues
  • Guidelines for collaboration of industry and surgical organizations in support of research and continuing education


Bulletin June 2001June

Volume 86, Issue 6

  • Patient safety initiatives following the IOM report
  • Advanced surgical technology experience valuable to the basic education of general surgery residents
  • New technology and new approaches to surgical education
  • Save the charts: For whom and for what?


Bulletin July 2001July

Volume 86, Issue 7

  • Patient privacy and health information confidentiality
  • E-mail from Africa connects surgeon and teen
  • 2001 Clinical Congress preliminary program
  • ACS Officers and Regents


Bulletin August 2001August

Volume 86, Issue 8

  • Hôptial Lumière, Haiti: A call to care
  • Scope of practice for nonsurgeons keeps expanding
  • What we can and can’t do: One surgeon’s perspective
  • Statement on diversity


Bulletin September 2001September

Volume 86, Issue 9

  • American College of Surgeons Strategic plan for 2001 and beyond
  • Scrutiny of EMTALA grows as its scope expands
  • Current status of the National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Governors’ committee energizes chapters
  • ACS Officers and Regents


Bulletin October 2001October

Volume 86, Issue 10

  • Physicians and the war on drugs
  • Physicians and the war on drugs: The case for legalization
  • Physicians and the war on drugs: The case against legalization
  • Dr. Roe responds
  • Dr. Mabry’s rebuttal
  • Making Washington work for you: “All politics is local”


Bulletin November 2001November

Volume 86, Issue 11

  • Unconventional civilian disasters: What the surgeon should know
  • Disasters from biological and chemical terrorism– What should the individual surgeon do?
  • Statement on unconventional acts of civilian terrorism
  • Medical meetings: The real value
  • State legislatures 2001: The year in review
  • Surgeons offer survival strategy for the new millennium


Bulletin December 2001December

Volume 86, Issue 12

  • A review of the Presidential Address: Medicine, government, and capitalism
  • The ACS chapters: Where do we go from here?
  • Federal programs providing health insurance to children: A review
  • Double-digit premium hikes: The latest crisis in professional liability
  • Clinical Congress 2001: Highlights
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Regents
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Report of the Executive Director
  • ACS Officers and Regents


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