History

Founding member of the Society of Clinical Surgery Harvey Cushing, M.D., works at his desk in 1907.
Founding member of the Society of Clinical Surgery Harvey Cushing, M.D., works at his desk in 1907.

The Society of Clinical Surgery was founded in 1903 as a travel club for young surgeons. Charter members included James G. Mumford, George E. Brewer, Harvey Cushing, Charles H. Frazier, George W. Crile, and John C. Munro.

The activities of the Society are directed toward the general advancement of surgery. The Society seeks to stimulate its members to work along lines of original thought and investigation in the clinic, laboratory, or library and to develop and improve methods of surgical teaching.

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