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Surgical Reminiscence
February 1, 2004

A Moment in Time

Arch Surg. 2004;139(2):228. doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.2.228

Edward "Ed" Starr Judd, Jr, MD, was the son of E. S. Judd, MD, who was a contemporary of the Mayo brothers and one of the earliest and best known of the pioneering surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

The junior Dr Judd graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill; completed his residency in surgery at the Mayo Clinic; and was a consultant in general surgery at the clinic from 1942 until his retirement in 1976. During his very active career as a head and neck and colorectal surgeon (a common combination for surgeons in that era), he was a founding member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and served as president of the Central Surgical Society and the Minnesota Surgical Society. He died in 1996.