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Object Number 2012.002.011
Object Name Periodical
Title Journal of Hand Surgery (first issue)
Scope & Content First journal off the press of the first issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery, published July 1976.
Dates of Creation July 1976
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
Journal of Hand Surgery
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
Journal of Hand Surgery
2012 Chase Library Exhibit