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Object Number 2012.002.020
Object Name Report
Title History of the first Twenty Years of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Scope & Content Chronicle of the first Twenty Years of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, including a history of its founding.
Dates of Creation c. 1965
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
Chronicle
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
Chronicle
2012 Chase Library Exhibit