AUA Summit - The Scope of Urology Newsletter - Fall 2021

The Scope of Urology Newsletter - Fall 2021

The First New England Stone Bath: Science and Generosity

The status of stone surgery in the New England urologic community in the early 1980s: Pyelolithotomies were usually done through a generous flank incision. Drains were brought out through the skin and were removed in the early postoperative period. It was not unusual for the hospital stay to reach a week.

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The Old History of a New Program: Academic Urology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), an academic teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, is the product of two separate institutions each with its own rich history.

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Syphilis: U.S. Public Health Service Studies in Alabama

When it comes to stories of human experimentation, perhaps there is no more notorious experiment in the United States than the government-funded 40-year study of syphilis in Tuskegee, Alabama, that began in the 1930s.

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Resident's Corner

Dr. Carol Joan Bennett: First Black Woman in Urology in the United States

Dr. Bennett is the descendent of a great-grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Myrtle Teal, who, as a Black woman in the pre-Civil Rights era, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s in Education from Columbia University in the 1920s. With that heritage, anything was achievable.

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Behind the Scenes

Virtual 2021AUA Forum on the History of Urology

Dr Seuss and Sex, The History of African Americans in Urology, and Venereal Disease and the Battlefield are only three of the 33 exciting, educational, and entertaining presentations offered at the AUA Virtual Annual Meeting. All presentations will be available online this year until December 31, 2021.

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Stock up on Urology Holiday gifts!

The holidays are coming up fast So get your friend a gift that lasts! Hoppin’ Willy or won't he? We don't know, But give him a Urologic gift-to-go!

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Said A. Awad, MD (1937 - 2021)

Dr. Said A. Awad passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, at the age of 84. Born in pre-war Cairo, Egypt, and after graduating from Cairo University, Said immigrated to Canada in 1961. He was 25 years old and quickly embraced all the opportunities Canada had to offer as he dedicated himself to his urology training.

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The Pioneering and Diverse Contributions of Leonard N. Zinman, M.D. to Urology

In recognition of his many valuable contributions to Urology, Dr. Zinman was inducted as an honorary fellow into the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011, and was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by the AUA in 2015 and GURS in 2019. The authors chronicle Zinman’s impact on Urology by focusing on his contributions that altered surgical practice.

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