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Object Number 2012.002.009
Object Name Record, Bookkeeping
Title First ASSH Treasurer's Report and Accounting Records
Scope & Content The first American Society for Surgery of the Hand accounting records and Treasurer's Report, prepared by Joseph H. Boyes, MD in 1946.
Dates of Creation 1946
Creator Boyes, Joseph
Collection American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Subjects Covered American Society for Surgery of the Hand
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 Boyes, Joseph
Treasurer's Report
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
2012 Chase Library Exhibit