Henry Swan, M.D.
The following Symposium was presented at the meeting of the Society of University Surgeons in Denver, in February, 1959. It is customary that the host university provide a day's program as the first day of the annual meeting of the Society. This Symposium, therefore, was presented as part of the program organized by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Surgery.The Society of University Surgeons was organized in 1938, and is dedicated to promoting and improving the training of surgeons in university hospitals. At first limited to graduates of university residency programs, it now includes also surgeons who occupy full-time academic positions. The Society, therefore, does not represent all surgeons interested in graduate surgical training, but rather those who participate in such training in the environment of the university hospital.The subject of this Symposium, therefore, was deemed to be a matter of