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Surgeons and the Nobel Prize

Surgeons and the Nobel Prize PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS A. Benedict Cosimi, MD t has been my great fortune to serve as the 85th president of the New England Surgical Society. I am grateful to all of my col- leagues for the privilege of serving in this role over the past year. I Certainly, one of the greatest honors a surgeon can receive is to be selected by his peers to a leadership position in a prominent society. With the receipt of such a responsibility, the first question that probably crosses the minds of most presidents-elect is: “How can I help to maintain this society’s traditions of leadership, education, and camaraderie?” This is closely followed by, “What can I possibly say in my presidential address that is worth saying?” As one reviews previous presidential addresses, it is ap- A. Benedict Cosimi, MD parent that a favorite theme is our surgical heritage, in which stories of the achievements of those surgeons recognized as giants in the field are retold. I have chosen to review the lives and contributions of the 9 surgeons whose singular accomplishments have been honored with the Nobel Prize in medicine, the highest scientific distinction. NOBEL FOUNDATION The responsibility for selecting the annual awardees http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Surgeons and the Nobel Prize

JAMA Surgery , Volume 141 (4) – Apr 1, 2006

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.141.4.340
pmid
16618890
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Abstract

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS A. Benedict Cosimi, MD t has been my great fortune to serve as the 85th president of the New England Surgical Society. I am grateful to all of my col- leagues for the privilege of serving in this role over the past year. I Certainly, one of the greatest honors a surgeon can receive is to be selected by his peers to a leadership position in a prominent society. With the receipt of such a responsibility, the first question that probably crosses the minds of most presidents-elect is: “How can I help to maintain this society’s traditions of leadership, education, and camaraderie?” This is closely followed by, “What can I possibly say in my presidential address that is worth saying?” As one reviews previous presidential addresses, it is ap- A. Benedict Cosimi, MD parent that a favorite theme is our surgical heritage, in which stories of the achievements of those surgeons recognized as giants in the field are retold. I have chosen to review the lives and contributions of the 9 surgeons whose singular accomplishments have been honored with the Nobel Prize in medicine, the highest scientific distinction. NOBEL FOUNDATION The responsibility for selecting the annual awardees

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2006

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