National Archives of Plastic Surgery
The National Archives of Plastic Surgery was established in 1972 by Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Goldwyn, and was placed in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. The archives is sponsored by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, The American Association of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. The Archives' goal is to acquire, preserve and make available material that records the development of plastic and reconstructive surgery, by collecting the official records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, photographs, and films of professional organizations and the personal papers of distinguished plastic surgeons.
The Rare Books and Special Collections department of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine gratefully acknowledges the following individuals for invaluable assistance and guidance in preparation for this exhibit.
Hélène Kazanjian Sargeant
Bradford Cannon, M.D.
Joseph Murray, M.D.
Robert Goldwyn, M.D.