September Issue and Journal Club
The September issue is the first of two issues devoted to the papers presented at the 133rd meeting of the American Surgical Association held in April in Indianapolis. The ASA papers are often some of the most highly cited papers published in the Annals of Surgery. This month's issue is headed by Dr. L.D. Britt's excellent presidential address regarding the assassination of President Garfield and the founding of the American Surgical Association. It is followed by 15 original studies including one randomized controlled trial and surgical subjects ranging from the perceived deficiencies in surgery residency training to improved outcome in repair of bile duct injuries.