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Object Number 2012.002.016
Object Name Bylaws
Title Bylaws of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, c. 1960s
Scope & Content Bylaws of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, c. 1960s.
Dates of Creation c. 1959-1968 (based on the dues level of $5, which it was during these years.)
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.
Year Range from 1959.0
Year Range to 1968.0
Keyword Search Terms American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Bylaws
2012 Chase Library Exhibit