John Cameron’s Contribution to Surgical Education and Training via Textbook Andrew M. Cameron, MD, PhD Disease’’ series. Keywords: current surgical therapy, John Cameron, textbook Thus, when Mr. Decker sought to expand the Current Therapy series to include a surgical textbook, he asked (Ann Surg 2018;267:S6–S9) Ted to identify a surgeon at Hopkins who could serve as an appropriate editor. Ted suggested John Cameron and the partnership n 1984, the first Edition of Current Surgical Therapy was published was begun. The 2 founders of the book planned to model the surgical I with Dr. John L Cameron as editor. Over the subsequent 33 years, textbook after ‘‘Conn’s Current Therapy,’’ which was enjoying the book has been through 12 editions with over 100,000 copies sold. 2 longstanding renown and success as a serial medical textbook. Here, we briefly review the origins of this surgical text, its impact and Whether the format would crossover to surgery was unclear, as there scope, and the legacy that Dr. Cameron has left to surgical education were rarely novel surgical procedures to report. Nevertheless, the and mentorship in the form of this book. concept was to be a textbook that would appear every 2 or 3
Annals of Surgery – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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