thought to a central collection of urologic memorabilia. In 1968, he proposed the creation of a urologic museum and donated the extensive collection of his own drawings to the AUA for that purpose. He "had in mind the preservation of this vast amount of graphic material depicting the surgical technique of the 'Greats' in urology that covered a period of many years."
In Chicago on May 18, 1971, a surprise subscription testimonial dinner was arranged in Bill Didusch's honor to celebrate his many contributions to American urology. This subscription dinner realized a substantial sum of money, which formed the nucleus to create the museum fund. Bill Didusch became the museum's first curator, and the museum officially opened on January 12, 1972. It has grown ever since.
Didusch died in August of 1981.
View samples of Didusch's work from the early years, Hopkins career and later years.