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Object Number 2012.002.021
Object Name Minutes
Title Minutes of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Scope & Content Bound volume containing the minutes of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand from 1946 through 1968.
Dates of Creation 1946-1968
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
Minutes
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 1946
Year Range to 1968
Keyword Search Terms American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Minutes
2012 Chase Library Exhibit