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July 11, 1942

The Golden Jubilee of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States: A History of Its First Half-Century—1891-1941

JAMA. 1942;119(11):916. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830280062034

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The idea of forming the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States originated with Dr. Nicholas Senn, professor of surgery at Rush Medical College, Chicago. Dr. Senn practiced military surgery in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, where he was chief surgeon of the Sixth Army Corps. The first meeting of the association was held on Sept. 17, 1891 at the Leland Hotel, Chicago. Dr. Senn was elected its first president. The author of this history summarizes consecutively the work of and the program presented at each of the forty-eight annual meetings which have been held. He prints the names of honored guests at the meetings, the resolutions passed, the titles of papers presented, pictures of the past presidents, the convention badges, and some title pages of the Military Surgeon, the official organ of the association. Brief biographic sketches are presented of each editor of the Military Surgeon; also a

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