George J. Heuer: a commemorative review

South Med J. 1990 Jul;83(7):821-6. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199007000-00023.


George J. Heuer was the 13th resident surgeon trained by William S. Halsted. A leading proponent of the halstedian school of surgery, he went on to develop leading surgical programs at Cincinnati and Cornell. A master technician, he emphasized surgical education during a career that spanned four decades. This biographic review commemorates Dr. Heuer's contributions to the growth of surgery and restores him to his proper place as a founding father of American surgery.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical, Graduate / history*
  • General Surgery / education
  • General Surgery / history*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Internship and Residency / history*
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Ohio

Personal name as subject

  • G J Heuer