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Surgical Reminiscence
July 1999

The Little Red Schoolhouse

Arch Surg. 1999;134(7):779-780. doi:10.1001/archsurg.134.7.779

IT WAS my good fortune to be selected as 1 of the 6 surgical interns to train under Professor Emile Holman at the Stanford University Hospital in San Francisco, Calif, in 1948. Dr Holman was an undergraduate at Stanford University and subsequently attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. Thereafter, for a short period he served as secretary to the President of Stanford University, Dr David Starr Jordan, after which he obtained an MD at Johns Hopkins University and subsquently completed a surgical residency under the famed William Stewart Halstead. Thus, my residency was similar to the one Halstead started at the Johns Hopkins University in the 1890s based on his Austrian-German experience.

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