Tag Archive for ‘ACS history’
Describes the ACS’ role in leading the profession toward surgical specialization in the U.S.
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 […]
In his 1914 presidential address to the American Orthopaedic Association, Gwilym G. Davis, MD, described the field as follows: “Radical procedures characterize general surgery, whereas conservation is the watchword of the orthopedic surgeon.”1 Conservative surgery was an ideology many elite surgeons applied at the time to separate themselves from their barber-surgeon past—to distance themselves from […]
Describes how German surgeons influenced the founding of the College and how the German education model helped shape U.S. residency education.
Describes the work and enduring legacy of the U.S. surgeons who treated the “Hiroshima Maidens”—Japanese women who were disfigured as a result of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.
LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS—the first African American to serve as President of the ACS—died May 25 of cancer.
Archives of the American College of Surgeons
Marking the 100th anniversary of Plastic Surgery: Its Principles and Practice, this month’s column looks at the development of this textbook as it relates to the evolution of the subspecialty of plastic surgery.
Dr. Finney’s leadership as Director of Base Hospital No. 18 during World War I is the focus of this month’s column.
The evolution of treating chemical-related wartime casualties, specifically gas-related injuries, starting with World War I, is detailed.
C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS, ACS Past-Director of the College, is the focus of a recently published biography.
Highlights the College’s efforts to prepare its American Fellows to treat patients during World War I.
The safe return of a relative of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, after Germany’s declaration of war on Russia in 1914, is the focus of this month’s column.
The early growth of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the influence of World War I military tactics on the development of the specialty, are discussed.
The oral histories of ACS Past-Presidents have been updated to capture the reflections of the four most recent ACS Presidents.
The origin of the “What the Surgeon Ought to Be” prints, distributed to young surgeons in the mid-1950s, is summarized.
The assassination of President James A. Garfield and the lessons learned from this event are the focus of this month’s column.
The College’s supporting role in treating President Eisenhower’s small bowel obstruction is described.
President Cleveland’s secret operation performed aboard a friend’s private yacht is the focus of this month’s column.