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Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Responding to crisis: Surgeons as leaders in disaster response

Susan Briggs, MD, FACS, discusses how disaster relief efforts have evolved over the last several decades.

Liability reforms needed to provide timely care to disaster victims

This article describes the need for uniform license recognition and liability protection laws for volunteer health professionals, provides an update on Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act, and discusses the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act.

Centennial reprint: ACS Fellow offers recommendations for avoiding “Death in a Ditch”

To help commemorate the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) 100th anniversary, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character and integrity of the organization throughout its history.

This month, the Bulletin is reprinting “Death in a Ditch,” which was originally published in the May-June 1967 issue. The article, written by trauma surgeon J.D. Farrington, MD, FACS, presents the concepts he used to instruct rescue workers on the safe extrication, emergency care, and transport of patients involved in vehicular crashes.

Progress report: Northern California Chapter’s legislative activities

The Northern California Chapter sponsored its second Day at the State Capitol on April 17, which was held in conjunction with the California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Day. This article highlights both the successes and the lessons learned from these unified advocacy efforts and emphasizes key goals for the future.

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