Tag Archive for ‘ACS history’
Biography of C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS, Past-Director of the ACS, now available
C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS, ACS Past-Director of the College, is the focus of a recently published biography.
The College, surgeons, and the Great War
Highlights the College’s efforts to prepare its American Fellows to treat patients during World War I.
The rescue of Miss Inez Stone
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 Great War and the evolution of plastic and reconstructive surgery
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.
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 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 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.
Politics and the president’s gallbladder
The political implications of President Johnson’s gallbladder surgery in 1965 are described.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.