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Object Number 2012.002.024
Object Name Scroll
Title Scroll for Dr. Sumner L. Koch
Scope & Content Scroll presented to Dr. Sumner L. Koch, in addition to an inscribed bronze plaque placed in Passavant Memorial Hospital, by the Officers and Members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Scroll and plaque were presented as an expression of affection and appreciation for Dr. Koch, who was a founding member and second president of the ASSH.
Dates of Creation January 19, 1967
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
Founding Members
Passavant Memorial Hospital
Exhibit Label Title Sumner L. Koch, MD
Exhibit Label Text Sumner L. Koch, MD, made many contributions to the field of hand surgery and to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Dr. Koch attended Northwestern University Medical School in the fall of 1910. He interned at the Cook County Hospital from 1914 to 1916 and then joined Allen B. Kanavel, MD, in the practice of surgery at the Wesley Hospital in Chicago.

Towards the end of World War I, both Drs. Kanavel and Koch served in the Army Medical Corps in France. Dr. Koch was assigned to the 12th General Hospital, the Northwestern Medical School Unit, and there developed a friendship with Michael L. Mason, MD, with whom he later became associated in practice.

Following his return to civilian life, he continued his association with Dr. Kanavel and also organized a Hand Clinic at the Cook County Hospital. Dr. Koch was a founding member of the ASSH and served as its second president from 1947-1948.
Associated People Koch, Sumner
Keyword Search Terms American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Founding Members
Passavant Memorial Hospital
Koch, Sumner
Early Pioneers
2012 Chase Library Exhibit