This section is for snippets depicting the history of Thoracic Surgery.
Attached is the notes from a International Thoracic Surgery Meeting in 1950. Note the job listings on page five.
History of Thoracic Surgery (in Iran) – in honor of one of my favorite Thoracic surgeons. Quite an interesting read – and a reminder that modern medicine/ surgery originated in the middle east.
History of thoracic surgery and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association – a paper presented on the anniversary of the organization.
The series of articles, “The mid-century revolution in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery” by A. P. Naef are an excellent and interesting overview on the history of cardiothoracic surgery. But, then again, Dr. Naef sounds like a pretty fascinating guy in his own right. Part three is my personal favorite in this series..
The mid-century revolution in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery: Part 1.
Part Two: Prelude to 20th century cardio-thoracic surgery
Part Three [esophagectomy or the story of the esophagus as told by the lives of Richard Sweet, Ivor Lewis and Marc Orringer]
Part Four: [the rise of cardiac surgery]