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Arch Surg. 2003;138(4):352. doi:10.1001/archsurg.138.4.352.
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To promote the art and science of surgery by publishing relevant peer-reviewed clinical and basic science information to assist the surgeon in optimizing patient care. The Archives of Surgery will also serve as a forum for the discussion of issues that involve ethics, teaching, surgical history, and socioeconomic concerns.

Approved by the Editorial Board, Archives of Surgery, July 19, 1996.


Editor: Claude H. Organ, Jr, MD University of California–San Francisco, East Bay 1411 E 31st St Oakland, CA 94602 archivesofsurgery@earthlink.net Associate Editor, CME Section Editor: Gerald W. Peskin, MD Oakland, Calif Section Editor, Operative Techniques: Jack Pickleman, MD Chicago, Ill Web Editor: Grace S. Rozycki, MD Atlanta, Ga Editorial Assistant: Margaret M. Kosiba Emeryville, Calif Phone: (510) 437-4940 Fax: (510) 534-5639 E-mail: archivesofsurgery@earthlink.net

Editorial BoardTimothy R. Billiar, MD Pittsburgh, Pa Richard J. Bold, MD Sacramento, Calif Jo Buyske, MD Philadelphia, Pa Laurence Y. Cheung, MD Kansas City, Kan Karen E. Deveney, MD Portland, Ore Susan Galandiuk, MD Louisville, Ky Clive S. Grant, MD Rochester, Minn Alden H. Harken, MD Denver, Colo J. Michael Henderson, MD Cleveland, Ohio Eddie L. Hoover, MD Buffalo, NY Joseph A. Ignatius, MD Santa Barbara, Calif Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH Omaha, Neb Stephen F. Lowry, MD New Brunswick, NJ Ronald V. Maier, MD Seattle, Wash David S. Mulder, MD Montreal, Quebec Thomas A. Mustoe, MD Chicago, Ill J. Patrick O'Leary, MD New Orleans, La Mark L. Silen, MD, MBA Portland, Ore Bruce E. Stabile, MD Torrance, Calif Robert W. Thompson, MD St Louis, Mo Steven D. Wexner, MD Fort Lauderdale, Fla Michael E. Zenilman, MD Brooklyn, NY

International Advisory BoardLicinio Angelini, MD Rome, Italy Leigh W. Delbridge, MD Sydney, NSW, Australia S. T. Fan, MB, BS, MS Hong Kong, China Ch. Herfarth, MD Heidelberg, Germany Kazutomo Inoue, MD Kyoto, Japan Jin-Pok Kim, MD Seoul, Korea Raj Mohan Nambiar, MBBS Singapore Hector Orozco, MD Mexico City, Mexico Bernard F. Ribeiro, MB, BS, FRCS London, England Manuel Trias, MD, PhD Barcelona, Spain

Former EditorsDean Lewis, MD 1920-1940 Waltman Walters, MD 1941-1942; 1946-1961 Lester Dragstedt, MD 1943-1945 J. Garrett Allen, MD 1962-1969 Richard Warren, MD 1970-1976 Arthur Baue, MD 1977-1988


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