From the Archives
The Buxton Mission School, the Original “Pipeline” of Black Surgeons: Part 1(0)
Describes the founding of the Buxton Mission School, which provided a classical education to Black students in Canada in the mid-19th century.
The Manitoba Chapter’s gavel and its enduring meaning
Investigating the history of the Manitoba Chapter’s gavel underscores the ACS’ commitment to improving the care of surgical patients.
Dan Elkin and Al Blalock: Present at the Creation
This column examines the unexpected and enduring friendship between two leaders of American surgeon in the 1940s, a vascular and cardiovascular surgeon.
The impact of brickmaking on Franklin Martin’s character and self-confidence
Franklin H. Martin’s, MD, FACS, work as a brickmaker during his formative years enhanced his stamina, focus, and teamwork skills, which he demonstrated later in his foundational work in surgery.
Presidential illness, privacy, and a surgeon’s character: Some artifacts
Letter opener presented to Dr. Ravdin in 1950 by Penn Medical School’s Agnew Surgical Society
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- German influences on U.S. surgery and the founding of the ACS
- Caring for the Hiroshima Maidens
- Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD: One of Canada’s first women surgeons
- Matilda Arabella Evans, MD: Resolute, resilient, resourceful
- The first women elected to College Fellowship
- Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: War surgeon, suffragette, and pioneer in women’s rights
- John Gabbert Bowman, first Executive Director of the ACS
- The book that established plastic surgery in the U.S.
- J.M.T. Finney, MD, FACS, and AEF Base Hospital No. 18 in WWI
- The U.S. medical response to gas warfare in World War I
- The College, surgeons, and the Great War