Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Conrad R. Lam


The Central Surgical Association assembled for the first time in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan in February, 1941. On the 40th anniversary of this meeting, the Association met again in the same geographical region, in Dearborn. Selected papers from the first twenty years have been chosen as highlights. Criteria for choosing a few from many significant papers were the originality of the material, its time-proven value, and the subsequent impressive careers of the authors. Appropriate credit is given to Dr. Roy D. McClure for his concept of an organizadon of surgeons in the central geographical area and for his efficient and effective activity in organizing the Association in 1940.