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Object Number 2012.003.012
Object Name Certificate
Title American Society for Surgery of the Hand Founder Member Certificate
Scope & Content Certificate for Dr. Sterling Bunnell's enrollment as a founder member of the American Society for Surgey of the Hand. Signed by Bunnell as President and Joseph H. Boyes as Secretary/Treasurer.
Dates of Creation January 21, 1946
Creator American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Collection Bunnell, Sterling
Subjects Covered American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Founding Members
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 Bunnell, Sterling
Keyword Search Terms Bunnell, Sterling
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Founding Members
Early Pioneers
2012 Chase Library Exhibit
Hand Surgery