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2004 Bulletin

We have compiled past issues of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and listed features for each issue. You can view the additional content and full issues of the Bulletin by clicking on the month or cover image.

January 2004 BulletinJanuary

Volume 89, Issue 1

  • UCLA introduces state-of-the art surgical suites
  • CPT changes in 2004
  • The Swedish Patient Compensation System: A viable alternative to the U.S. tort system?
  • Statement in support of a sustainable, competent, and diverse nursing workforce

February 2004 BulletinFebruary

Volume 89, Issue 2

  • How does a bill become a law? An insider’s guide
  • A surgeon reports on his experience as a patient in an ACOSOG trial
  • Surgical lifestyles: Surgeon at home in the OR and on the ranch

March 2004 BulletinMarch

Volume 89, Issue 3

  • College plays pivotal role in Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Retirement: An opportunity to revisit “the road not taken”
  • Statement on universal health insurance
  • Statement on the physician acting as an expert witness
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part I
  • ACS Officers and Regents

April 2004 BulletinApril

Volume 89, Issue 4

  • The year of the resident: An interview with Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS
  • Understanding the latest changes in EMTALA: Our country’s emergency care safety net
  • Restoring palliative care as a surgical tradition
  • A “principled” approach to surgical patient safety in the office setting
  • Statement on patient safety principles for office-based surgery utilizing moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia, or general anesthesia
  • Statement on the surgeon and hepatitis
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part II

May 2004 BulletinMay

Volume 89, Issue 5

  • Reflections on the establishment of Ohio's trauma system: A 20-year effort
  • The story of tort reform in West Virginia
  • Survey offers a profile of surgical practice in 2004
  • 2004 holds promise for progress in medical malpractice crisis
  • Statement on the surgeon and HIV infection

June 2004 BulletinJune

Volume 89, Issue 6

  • The gloves are off: The Aetna and CIGNA settlements: Part I
  • Can Cedars-Sinai's "M+M Matrix" save surgical education?
  • Is our level of professionalism where it should be?
  • Responding to crisis: Franklin H. Martin, the ACS, and The Great War
  • ACS Officers and Regents
  • The ACS Board of Governors: Committees for 2004

July 2004 BulletinJuly

Volume 89, Issue 7

  • Special issue on surgical residents: Introduction
  • RAS-ACS is shaping future College leaders: An interview with Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD
  • Surgical residents: Are they students or employees?
  • Surgical lifestyles: Surgical training offers more joys than hardships
  • College embraces surgical residents
  • In their own words: Serving on the MAP of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's TEC
  • 2004 Clinical Congress preliminary program

August 2004 BulletinAugust

Volume 89, Issue 8

  • Laparoscopy at sea: Overcoming unique challenges
  • Surgical lifestyles: Fellow fully realizes the art of surgery
  • Securing the future of general surgery: A rural surgeon's perspective
  • The Governors' Committee on Physician Competency and Health
  • The gloves are off: The Aetna and CIGNA settlements: Part II

September 2004 BulletinSeptember

Volume 89, Issue 9

  • Doctors for Medical Liability Reform: Getting the word out
  • Changes in resident training affect what you can expect from your next partner
  • Cooperstown surgeons throw a pitch for rural surgery
  • "This is no drill": Pearl Harbor as a mass-casualty event
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month: Sharing knowledge, strengthening awareness
  • Statement on surgical technology training and certification
  • College develops Expert Witness Affirmation
  • ACS Officers and Regents

October 2004 BulletinOctober

Volume 89, Issue 10

  • How will limitations imposed on residents’ work hours affect medicine?
  • Patrick: A story of hope
  • College responds to young surgeons asking, “What’s in it for me?”

November 2004 BulletinNovember

Volume 89, Issue 11

  • Surgeon leads Vietnam medical education program
  • State liability reform trends: Caps up, alternatives abound
  • Residents and medical students in the 21st century: Better, worse, or just different?

December 2004 BulletinDecember

Volume 89, Issue 12

  • Presidential Address: Harvey Cushing and the unity of surgery
  • In the driver’s seat: State legislatures speed through 2004
  • Highlights of the 90th annual Clinical Congress
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Regents
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Report of the Executive Director
  • ACS Officers and Regents