Each year, when the Yale Surgical Society convenes for its spring reunion, a former member of the Department of Surgery is honored. Tribute was paid to the former cardiothoracic surgeon and department chairman, Arthur E. Baue, MD, during the 12th annual meeting on May 31, 2007. Attendees included Dr and Mrs Baue, their children, many former surgical residents, and members of the current Department of Surgery. The grand rounds format began with a history of thoracic surgery, included remembrances of Dr Baue by former residents, and culminated in a review of Dr Baue's illustrious career from his residency to faculty appointments, publications, keynote addresses, chairmanship at Yale, role as editor-in-chief of the Archives of Surgery, and finally positions at the St Louis University Medical Center. A tale of two cities details Dr Baue's academic career, of which 30 years were spent in St Louis, Missouri, and New Haven, Connecticut.
Longo WE. A Tale of Two CitiesThe Yale Surgical Society's Tribute to Arthur E. Baue, MD. Arch Surg. 2008;143(5):495-496. doi:10.1001/archsurg.143.5.495