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History of Surgery Poster Competition

The first ACS History of Surgery Poster Competition was held at the 2015 Clinical Congress in Chicago. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Surgical History Group (ACS SHG), the competition featured posters examining the impact of historical events on the development of the modern surgeon. Seventy-four proposals were submitted and twenty-one were accepted.

The winning poster was Jane Todd Crawford, submitted by Eugene H. Shively, MD, FACS; Randy Lehman, MD; and Victoria Graham, MD. The runner-up was William T. Bovie, the Father of Electrosurgery: A Brief History of One Man’s Major Contribution to Modern-Day Surgery, submitted by Michael A. Lopez; Jessica L. Buicko, MD; Kandace Kichler, MD; and Ashley M. Lankford, MD, FACS.

Randy Lehman, MD, and Eugene H. Shively, MD, FACS

Michael A. Lopez

The following is a list of all posters and participants:

The Parable of the Surgeon, the Radiologist, and the Pathologist: How Collaboration Defeated a Tumor
Lauren Gillory, MD
Kristen A. Zeller, MD, FACS, FAAP

Kelling, Jacobaeus, and the Advent of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Brina Goyette
Dr. Lloyd Mack

Mark M. Ravitch and Surgical Stapler
J. Aaron Barnes, BS
Ryland S. Stucke, MD
Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH, FACS

William T. Bovie, the Father of Electrosurgery: A Brief History of One Man’s Major Contribution to Modern-Day Surgery
Michael A. Lopez
Jessica L. Buicko, MD
Kandace Kichler, MD
Ashley M. Lankford, MD, FACS

Personal Tragedy and Systems-Based Solutions: The History of ATLS
Laura M. Mazer, MD, MS

Management of Aortic Aneurysms, 1800–2015
Justin Barr, MD
James S.T. Yao, MD, FACS
Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS

Sister Marie Joseph: A History of Team Work Between Nurses and Surgeons
J. M. Ramia, MD, PhD, FACS
A. Lopez-Marcano, MD
R. De la Plaza, MD
J. Gonzales, MD
J. Valenzuela, MD
C. Garcia-Amador, MD

Jane Todd Crawford
Eugene H. Shively, MD, FACS
Randy Lehman, MD
Victoria Graham, MD

The Atlas of Surgical Operations: Defining the Practice of General Surgery for Seven Decades
Craig A. Miller, MD, FACS
E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS
Robert M. Zollinger, Jr., MD, FACS

The Modern Surgical History of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNBx)
Alexandra Pass
Lee G. Wilke, MD, FACS

Liver Regeneration and Transplantation: The Myth Became True
Vasileios Drakopoulos
Athanasios Bakalis
Nikolaos Roukounakis
Vasileios Vougas
Spiros Drakopoulos

The Sun King’s anal fistula
J. M. Ramia, MD, PhD, FACS
A. W. Kuhnhardt, MD
R. De la Plaza, MD
V. Arteaga, MD, PhD
F. Al Shwely, MD, PhD
J. C. Valenzuela, MD
C. Garcia-Amador, MD
A. Lopez-Marcano, MD

“The Battle of Bethesda”: The Vietnam War, the NIH Associate Training Program, and the Training of Surgeon-Scientists
Thomas E. Reeve, IV, MD
Heather Waldrop, MD
Clancy J. Clark, MD
John H. Stewart, IV, MD

Dr. Franklin H. Martin, Founder of the American College of Surgeons, His Formative Years in Wisconsin Developed His Leadership Qualities and Influenced His Surgical Career
Gordon L. Telford, MD, FACS

From Herophilus to Modern Surgical Simulation with Perfused Cadaveric Models and Plastination
Konstantios Chouliaras, MD
Patrick McGonagill, MD
Peep Talving, MD, PhD, FACS
Konstantinos Votanopoulos, MD, PhD, FACS

Surgeons, Geneticists, and Their Impact on Prophylactic Surgery
Jennifer Bishop, MD

1883-1946: The Long, Tortuous Passage to safe Lung resection
Frederic W. Grannis, Jr., MD

History of Cook County Trauma Unit
James R. Yon, MD
Kimberly Nagy, MD
Kimberly Joseph, MD
Andrew Dennis, DO
Frederic Starr, MD
Faran Bokhari, MBA, MD

Withstanding the Test of Time from Antiquity to the 21st Century: A Brief Surgical History of the Tracheostomy
Jessica L. Buicko, MD
Kandace Kichler, MD
Michael A. Lopez
Miguel A. Lopez-Viego, MD, FACS

The Historical Background of Institutional Review Boards
Misato Maeno
Alan T. Lefor, MD, MPH, PhD, FACS

Joseph Lister: Father of Modern Surgery
D. Carver
J. M. Aubin
S. Tadros
D. Pitt


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