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Spotlight on Surgery

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Autumn


The Yale Surgical Society sponsored a well-attended grand rounds on the Thursday afternoon of reunion weekend, with a talk by Martin C. Robson, M.D., HS ’73, the first chief resident in Yale’s plastic surgery section. Robson, professor emeritus at the University of South Florida, described how surgeons came to recognize the significance of bacteria counts in the success rate of human skin grafts and in the healing of delayed wound closures. Also at grand rounds, the society presented its Sam Harvey Award to José Roberto Borromeo, a postdoctoral fellow in vascular surgery.