Medicine: Match-Maker Surgeon

To succeed President Charles Horace Mayo, the American Surgical Association, meeting in Yale's Sterling Hall of Medicine, last week elected Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan, millionaire. Thus did the surgeons rebuke the American Medical Association for flaying Surgeon Bevan, 1917-18 A. M. A. president. Dr. Bevan had incurred A. M. A. wrath by telling U. S. Senators that 90% of whiskey prescriptions are sold illicitly (TIME, Feb. 29).

Surgeon Bevan's professional reputation is soundly founded. He originated the "hockey-stick" incision to expose the gall-bladder for operation without cutting through important nerves. He was one...

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