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Albucasis. Chirurgicorum … Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1532The ACS Surgical History Group (ACSSHG) was organized at a breakfast meeting at Clinical Congress 2013. The group was formed with the conviction that an awareness of how surgeons and surgery have evolved can add richness to our lives and serve as a guide to the future.

One of the group’s initial goals was to make surgical history an integral part of Clinical Congress by sponsoring events such as a poster competition, a breakfast presentation, and a panel session.

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Group Members

SHG Executive Committee Roster 2016–2017

ACS Archivist: Meghan P. Kennedy, MA, MSLIS

Annual Meeting History Presentation


John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS presents History of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP)

Bulletin of the Surgical History Group

Papers from the 2016 Poster Competition

SHG Education

The ACS Surgical History Group has compiled educational resources on the history of surgery that is specifically designed for medical students and residents in training. Resources include discussions, videos, presentations, and more.

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Poster Competition

2016 photos and list of posters