P&S Journal: Fall 1997, Vol.17, No.3
John Jones Society
On May 8, Eric A. Rose'75, the Valentine Mott/Johnson and Johnson Professor and Chairman of Surgery, and Kenneth A. Forde'59, the Jose Ferrer Professor of Surgery and departmental vice chairman for external affairs, officially inaugurated the John Jones Society, comprising alumni of the surgical training program at P&S. Dr. Forde, who delivered opening remarks, offered a historical account of the society's namesake, John Jones (1729-1791), one of the founders, along with Samuel Bard, of King's College Medical School, the precursor of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Jones, the first surgeon on the faculty of the new medical school, wrote the first textbook of surgery in the Colonies, "Plain, Concise, Practical Remarks on the Treatment of Wounds and Fractures," based on his experience as an army surgeon in the French and Indian wars. Dr. Rose heralded the society as the "initial fulfillment of an important ambition to rally our alumni." He proceeded to describe his vision of hospital-based systematic health care for the future and the role of surgery as an essential part of integrated multi-disciplinary programs of health care delivery.
1998 P&S Alumni
May 15-16, 1998