The surgical investigator must be a bridge tender, channeling knowledge from biologic science to the patient's bedside and back again. He traces his origin from both ends of the bridge. He is thus a bastard, and is called this by everybody. Those at one end of the bridge say that he is not a very good scientist and those at the other end say he does not spend enough time in the Operating Room.1
Francis D. Moore 1958
This issue of the Archives carries articles presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the New England Surgical Society (NESS). Founded on February 5, 1916, at the Harvard Club in Boston, Mass, this society has a long and distinguished history in American surgery. Their indoctrination memorandum to new members states that
the original members were not only leaders in New England in the art and science of surgery, but were
ORGAN CH. The New England Surgical Society. Arch Surg. 1989;124(5):529. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410050019001
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