Within the Homans family is a display of duty to country and service to humanity that is as old as our country, and the contributions of this American family should not go unappreciated. In addition to the Homans' sign, 5 generations of John Homans have contributed much to our current understanding and practice of surgery. Herein we briefly outline the contributions that the Homans family has made to American surgery.
*Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; and
†Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Reprints: Neal R. Barshes, MD, MPH, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, OCL-112, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: Neal.Barshes@gmail.com.
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.