"It is the hope of the editorial board that the Archives of Surgery may be one of the organs of expression in this growing field of surgical education, and that it may furnish an opportunity for the publication of original articles pertaining to research and investigation and those subjects which lay the foundation for sound surgical progress."
With these words Dr. William J. Mayo introduced the first issue of the Archives to the world in July 1920. A list of authors of the first two volumes sounds like a roll call in a Valhalla of American surgery. The first article in volume 1 was by Harvey Cushing and W. G. MacCallum, "Two Cases of Splenic Anemia." Then, among others, came Arthur Dean Bevan, E. S. Judd, Ernest Sachs, Dean Lewis, Elliott C. Cutler, Thomas S. Cullen, Barney Brooks, Vincent J. O'Connor, George J. Heuer, Leo Eloesser, J. de Pemberton, David
A Half Century of Service to Surgical Education. Arch Surg. 1970;100(3):321-322. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340210097028