Tag Archive for ‘surgical history’
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 origin and evolution of the surgical scalpel are highlighted.
A letter regarding a recent article published in the Bulletin and the author’s response are featured.
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, MD, a pioneer in gynecologic surgery, is profiled in this month’s column.
Generations of practicing surgeons are profiled in this article, including descendants of the original founders of the College.
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.
An early leader in the surgical treatment of appendicitis, Charles McBurney, MD, is profiled in this month’s column.
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.
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.