Tag Archive for ‘ACS history’
A new biography, published by the ACS, chronicles Dr. Martin’s early life in rural Wisconsin and the effect his upbringing had on his character and values as a statesman for surgery.
Investigating the history of the Manitoba Chapter’s gavel underscores the ACS’ commitment to improving the care of surgical patients.
Outlines the history of ACS Presidential Addresses and provides a selection of notable excerpts from the last 25 years.
This column examines the unexpected and enduring friendship between two leaders of American surgeon in the 1940s, a vascular and cardiovascular surgeon.
The professional accomplishments of Dr. Bender—an ACS Past-President, innovative pediatric cardiologist, and dedicated educator—are described.
The professional accomplishments of Dr. Fischer—Past-Chair of the Board of Regents, an exemplary educator, leader, and clinical and translational researcher—are described.
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.
Letter opener presented to Dr. Ravdin in 1950 by Penn Medical School’s Agnew Surgical Society
This article summarizes the events leading up to World War I and their effect on the 1914 ACS Clinical Congress and describes the early ties the College had with the European surgical community.
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.