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Object Number 2012.002.014
Object Name Bylaws
Title ASSH Bylaws (late 1950s)
Scope & Content Bylaws of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, published c. 1959. (Date was established by a note written on one copy of the Bylaws in 1959, noting numbers for that year).
Dates of Creation c. 1959
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.
Keyword Search Terms American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Bylaws
2012 Chase Library Exhibit