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Surgical History Group student and resident papers now available online


The Surgical History Group (SHG) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has unveiled the inaugural issue of the Bulletin of the Surgical History Group: Papers from the 2016 Poster Competition. This publication is a compendium of articles based on abstracts that medical students and residents submitted for the SHG’s poster competition at Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC.

The SHG sponsors a poster competition at the annual Clinical Congress, featuring the scholarly work of students and residents. Submissions cover a range of surgical history topics.

More than 40 abstracts were submitted for presentation at Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC. A panel of judges led by J. Patrick O’Leary, MD, FACS, and Patrick Greiffenstein, MD, FACS, Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, of the Poster Competition Committee, selected 21 posters for the program and chose two posters among the high-quality entries for top prizes. The SHG decided that the students’ and residents’ scholarship deserved wider distribution in a more permanent format than posters. All participants were invited to submit their work in written form for this collection of articles available for the study and enjoyment of both Fellows and the public interested in the history of surgery.

The e-bulletin can be accessed on the SHG website at

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