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The Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Claude H. Organ, Jr, MD
Arch Surg. 1998;133(8):808. doi:10.1001/archsurg.133.8.808.
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THE COVER of the August 1998 edition of the Archives of Surgery carries pictures of the 35 founding members of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association (PCSA) (Figure 1). This issue publishes the scientific publications of the Association's 69th Annual Meeting held at the Hyatt Regency Maui, Hawaii, September 15-17, 1998. Although founded in April 1925, there were no meetings of the PCSA during World War II (1942-1945). The Association has had, since its very beginning, a keen sense of history as expressed in 2 volumes: The Early History and Era of Development of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association: The First Twenty-five Meetings 1926-19541; and The History of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association (1955-1979): Volume II.2 Although both volumes were supported by the PCSA, the Brewer Foundation provided support for volume II. Lyman Brewer, editor of both volumes, was professor of surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California and a president of the PCSA. Associate Editor P. Richard Carter was professor of surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Founding Members of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association: Harold Brunn, Samuel H. Buteau, Thomas O. Burger, S. L. Caldbick, Robert C. Coffey, Walter B. Coffey, John F. Cowan, Richard B. Dillehunt, Sumner Everingham, Charles Fox, Edgar L. Gilcreest, Philip K. Gilman, Frank Hinman, W. D. Kirkpatrick, Otis F. Lamson, A. Stewart Lobinger, Charles D. Lockwood, A. O. Loe, J. Tate Mason, A. Aldredge Matthews, J. B. McNerthney, Wayland A. Morrison, Howard C. Naffziger, Charles E. Phillips, Emmett Rixford, Samuel Robinson, Paul Rockey, Henry Sherk, Ernst A. Sommer, Stanley Stillman, Charles T. Sturgeon, George W. Swift, Wallace G. Toland, Alanson Weeks, and Horace G. Wethrill.

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