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Object Number 2012.002.010
Object Name Program
Title Program for the Second Annual Meeting of the ASSH (1947)
Scope & Content Program for the Second Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, January 24-25, 1947.
Dates of Creation January 24-25, 1947
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
Annual Meeting
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.
Keyword Search Terms American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Annual Meeting
2012 Chase Library Exhibit