Tag Archive for ‘surgical history’
The Buxton Mission School, the Original “Pipeline” of Black Surgeons: Part 1
Describes the founding of the Buxton Mission School, which provided a classical education to Black students in Canada in the mid-19th century.
Surgeon asked colleagues why they chose the profession: Giants of the era responded
This article describes how some trailblazing surgeons were inspired to pursue the surgical profession and highlights the multiple personal and professional factors that may influence a career in surgery.
The rise and fall of gender identity clinics in the 1960s and 1970s
Editor’s note: This article is based on the second-place poster in the American College of Surgeons History of Surgery poster contest at the virtual Clinical Congress 2020. The authors note that as the field of medicine and society have evolved to better understand the experiences of transgender individuals, terminology has changed significantly. The authors have […]
Surgical societies seek control of the “laparoscopic revolution”
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 […]
Death of Dr. Isaac Burrell inspired black hospital movement
Dr. Burrell’s work in providing surgical care for African-American patients at the turn of the 20th century is described as is the evolution of the Black Hospital Movement.
The history of the scalpel: From flint to zirconium-coated steel
The origin and evolution of the surgical scalpel are highlighted.
Letters to the Editor
A letter regarding a recent article published in the Bulletin and the author’s response are featured.
Celebrating the sesquicentennial of Lord Joseph Lister
Lord Joseph Lister’s contribution to the evolution of surgical safety is described in this month’s column, specifically how he incorporated Pasteur’s findings into his theories regarding antiseptic surgery, paving the way for a closer alignment between science and medicine.
J. Marion Sims: Paving the way
J. Marion Sims, MD, a pioneer in gynecologic surgery, is profiled in 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. Rudolph Matas: Learned trailblazer, father of vascular surgery
Rudolph Matas, MD, FACS, a founding member of the College and a pioneer in the area of modern vascular surgery, is profiled in this month’s column.
Dr. Charles McBurney: A pioneer in the surgical treatment of appendicitis
An early leader in the surgical treatment of appendicitis, Charles McBurney, MD, is profiled in this month’s column.
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.
Dr. LaMar McGinnis proposes forming club dedicated to surgical history
LaMar S. McGinnis, Jr., MD, FACS, proposed the idea of a College club that would meet during Clinical Congress to discuss surgical history. The organization would serve to enhance communication and encourage the exchange of information regarding surgical and ACS history.