The 50th anniversary of the heart transplant

By Kris Gopal, MD, FACS on Jan 30, 2019 11:22:39 AM

Fifty years ago, the first adult human heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, Africa. It was perhaps the epoch advance in science.2019Jan

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"A Tradition of Leadership, Innovation and Caring”

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Nov 29, 2018 3:43:29 PM

THistoryofMedCover-1wo years in the making, the Allegheny County Medical Society announces the publication of “A Tradition of Leadership, Innovation and Caring,” a 200-page history of medicine in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The work was commissioned by Jack Krah, former ACMS executive director, through Legacy Publishing Co., Birmingham, Ala. Its author is Diane C. Wuycheck, former ACMS director of communications, with layout assistance from Meagan K. (Welling) Sable, ACMS director of publications and Bulletin managing editor.

Topics: History
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Pittsburgh and the Polio Vaccine

By Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD, Phd on Sep 27, 2018 12:40:00 PM

“MMR causes autism.” “Gardasil makes girls promiscuous.” Today’s highly publicized debates about vaccines are often compared (unfavorably) to the heyday of vaccine development in the mid-twentieth century, when smallpox was eradicated and schoolchildren lined up by the millions to be protected against polio. At a time when presidential candidates are asked about their stance on vaccines and when famous comedians make internet videos about how their benefits outweigh their risks, it may be mete to recall that those campaigns were no less political or fraught with uncertainty.

Topics: Bulletin History
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September 2018 Bulletin Available

By Allegheny County Medical Society on Sep 15, 2018 12:32:00 PM

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