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New oral histories added to the ACS Archives

The oral histories of ACS Past-Presidents have been updated to capture the reflections of the four most recent ACS Presidents.

Guy de Chauliac

Guy de Chauliac and “What the Surgeon Ought to Be”

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 Garfield: Could he have survived?

The assassination of President James A. Garfield and the lessons learned from this event are the focus of this month’s column.

President Eisenhower receiving his honorary ACS Fellowship in the White House with his medical team, February 6, 1958 From left: Dr. Snyder; Dr. Blades; Dr. Heaton; Dr. Lyons; President Eisenhower; Dr. Ravdin; Frank Berry, MD; and Robert Cutler Source: University Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Ravdin Papers, Box 14, Folder 4

President Eisenhower and his bowel obstruction

The College’s supporting role in treating President Eisenhower’s small bowel obstruction is described.

The covert operations performed on President Grover Cleveland

President Cleveland’s secret operation performed aboard a friend’s private yacht is the focus of this month’s column.

President Johnson showing his scar to reporters

Politics and the president’s gallbladder

The political implications of President Johnson’s gallbladder surgery in 1965 are described.

Dr. Ladd (Photo: Boston Children’s Hospital Archives, MA)

The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery

Dr. Ladd’s involvement in the Halifax Explosion and the launch of pediatric surgery as a specialty is highlighted.

Dr. Yancey in an undated portrait (Asa G. Yancey papers, circa 1940-2013, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University)

Dr. Asa Yancey and the realization of his mentor’s dream

The legacy and achievements of Asa Yancey, MD, FACS, are the focus of this month’s column.

Three generations of Harry Richter, MDs. The infant, Dr. Harry Richter III, is flanked at left by his father Dr. Harry Richter, Jr., and his grandfather, Dr. Harry Richter, Sr.

A family tradition: Fellows describe influence of surgeon parents and other relatives

Generations of practicing surgeons are profiled in this article, including descendants of the original founders of the College.

Dr. and Mrs. Leffall in 1994, when Dr. Leffall was elected ACS President.

Dr. and Mrs. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.: Paying it forward

The philanthropic and leadership legacy of LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD, FACS, Past-President of the ACS, is the focus of this month’s column.

Dr. and Mrs. Jurkiewicz at his installation as the 70th ACS President in 1989.

Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Jurkiewicz: A distinctive legacy of giving

The focus of this month’s column is the legacy of M.J. “Josh” Jurkiewicz, MD, FACS, a former ACS President and a member of the Mayne Heritage Society.

Earl Mayne, MD, FACS

The Mayne legacy: A look back at an influential charter member of the ACS

Dr. Mayne’s surgical career and philanthropic leadership are highlighted in this article.

Franklin Martin, MD, FACS, Founder of the American College of Surgeons

American surgical history: Finding a home at the Clinical Congress

The ACS Surgical History Group continues to highlight surgical history as an integral part of the Clinical Congress educational programming with Factors Shaping Surgery over the 20th Century II, which follows up on a session the group presented last year at Clinical Congress.

Excelsior Surgical Society

Renewed Excelsior Surgical Society hosts first meeting at 2015 ACS Clinical Congress

The newly reformed Excelsior Surgical Society will convene at the 2015 Clinical Congress with a focus on The Way Forward.

The Martin family headstone

Tour the cemetery where ACS leaders are buried: Visit Archives booth for information

Clinical Congress attendees are invited to tour Graceland Cemetery, the final resting place of ACS Founder Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his wife, Isabelle.

The College standardizes surgical dressings

The history of the standardization of surgical dressings in 1930 and its ongoing effects are summarized in this month’s column.

Drs. Russell

The Distinguished Philanthropist Award: Celebrating a legacy of exceptional giving

Past recipients of the ACS’ Distinguished Philanthropist Award—which recognizes a record of service to the College and the ACS Foundation—are highlighted in this month’s cover story.

Omnibus per artem fidemque prodesse

The ACS motto: What does it really mean?

The origins of the ACS seal and motto are the subject of this month’s column.

Setting standards of efficiency

This month’s column provides a brief history of the “efficiency movement” and describes the establishment of the College’s Hospital Standardization Program.

The SG&O building at 54 E. Erie St., painted for an ACS holiday card by Fred Semmler.

The gift that keeps on giving

The extraordinary contributions of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and his wife, Isabelle, to the ACS are the focus of this month’s column.


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