American Exceptionalism and the American Surgical Association: The Rise of Surgery in the United States.


OBJECTIVE To explore use of the notion of American exceptionalism by fellows of the American Surgical Association (ASA) (1880 through World War I) and how this proved instrumental in the rise of surgery in the United States. BACKGROUND American exceptionalism is the belief that the United States is innately different from other nations because of its… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002288


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