Special Article| Volume 125, ISSUE 1, P1-14, January 1999

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To impart this art: The development of graduate surgical education in the United States

      Editors' note: We call your attention to Dr Grillo's view of the evaluation of surgical training in the United States, derived from his Presidential Address to the Boston Surgical Society in December 1997. His recounting of the landmarks, politics, and personalities reveals how fresh is our current system of education. Seymour I. Schwartz, President of the American College of Surgeons (1997-1998) and Wallace P. Ritchie, Jr, Executive Director of the American Board of Surgery, add their insights in following commentaries.
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