The Society of Black Academic Surgeons was founded, not to foster any measure of separatism or exclusivity, but rather to encourage and nurture black surgeons to pursue careers and participate fully in all phases of academic surgery.
The Society meets annually with varied scientific presentations by its members.
State-of-the-art lectures by nationally acclaimed surgical leaders remain an integral part of the program.
On this occasion, it seems appropriate to recall the contributions of some of our colleagues and especially their relationship to the American College of Surgeons (the College, or ACS).
We are well aware that progress in academic surgery did not begin with those of us currently on the scene but rather that our paths have been made smoother by those who have gone before us.
To that end, I have chosen seven black surgeons who played major roles in these efforts.
Owing to space constraints, only abbreviated accounts of their contributions will be given.
Oral and written versions of their lives demonstrate a keenness of mind and strength of character that enabled them to confront various indignities while persevering to achieve their goals.
Equally important was the demonstration of good will, justice, and fair play by some leaders in American surgery who afforded these seven stalwarts the opportunity to train, to develop, and to succeed.
Both groups deserve our praise, tribute, and respect. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Enseignement universitaire, Chirurgien, Négroïde, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Université, Historique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Higher education, Surgeon, Negroid, United States, North America, America, University, Case history, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0012608
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 31/05/1999.