Tag Archive for ‘ACS Archives’
This article describes how some trailblazing surgeons were inspired to pursue the surgical profession and highlights the multiple personal and professional factors that may influence a career in surgery.
Letter opener presented to Dr. Ravdin in 1950 by Penn Medical School’s Agnew Surgical Society
HIGHLIGHTS Outlines the academic and professional accomplishments of Dr. Dimock, one of the first U.S. women surgeons Identifies key mentors who influenced and inspired Dr. Dimock Describes the enduring significance of a neck tumor operation performed by Dr. Dimock in 1873 Editor’s note: This study originated in research conducted by Susan Wilson for her work-in-progress, […]
The October 1989 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress should be recognized as an important moment in the history of modern surgery. It was at this meeting that much of the enthusiasm for laparoscopic cholecystectomy was generated, triggering what is sometimes referred to as the “laparoscopic revolution” in general surgery. First performed in 1987 […]
Surgeons appointed by Spanish royalty contributed to development of oldest U.S. city: St. Augustine, FL
Figure 1. Juan Ponce de León, Florida conquistador and first documented surgical patient for an operation to remove a lodged arrow from his groin (public domain image)
Archives of the American College of Surgeons
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.
This month’s column describes the member engagement opportunities offered through the ACS Operation Giving Back program and the ACS Archives.
This month’s column highlights the contributions of three Past-Presidents of the ACS to both medicine and the military.
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.
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.
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.
The ACS Archives house four record books detailing the gynecologic practice of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS.
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 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 extraordinary contributions of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his wife, Isabelle, to the ACS are the focus of this month’s column.
The mission, purpose, and activities of the ACS Surgical History Group are summarized in this month’s column.
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.