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Object Number 2012.002.013
Object Name Bylaws
Title ASSH Bylaws, late 1940s - early 1950s
Scope & Content American Society for Surgery of the Hand Bylaws booklet, from sometime between 1946-1953.
Dates of Creation 1946-1953
Creator American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Collection American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Subjects Covered American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Bylaws
Exhibit Label Title Founding of the ASSH
Exhibit Label Text Founding of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

In 1945, Sterling Bunnell, MD, planted the idea with colleagues for creating a society for hand surgery. On January 20, 1946, Bunnell and mostly military surgeons working in the specialty of hand surgery met at the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting in Chicago to form the ASSH. These thirty-five surgeons, most of whom worked at the Army hospital hand centers, were designated as founding members. The ASSH was later incorporated in January 1947.
Associated People Boyes, Joseph
Keyword Search Terms American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Bylaws
2012 Chase Library Exhibit