Welcome to the online edition of the Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS). CJS is an open access journal. All articles published are available free of charge on this website as well as on PubMed Central. The mission of CJS is to contribute to the effective continuing medical education of Canadian surgical specialists, using innovative techniques when feasible, and to provide surgeons with an effective vehicle for the dissemination of observations in the areas of clinical and basic science research.
MACBETH, Robert Alexander (Bob) B.A., M.D., M.Sc, (Hon), RACS, FRCSC. August 26, 1920 – June 17, 2014.
Born in Edmonton, Dr Macbeth received his medical education from the University of Alberta. He served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps for four years during World War II before he undertook research training under JB Collip and general surgery residency at McGill. Dr Macbeth was a fellow of the American Surgical Association and a director of the James IV Association of Surgeons. He was U of A professor and chairman of surgery from 1960 until 1975. Dr Macbeth then began a new career dedicated to scholarship in history and education. He recently completed a thorough history of surgery in Edmonton. He wrote frequently for CJS including a seminal paper Canadian Surgery During the French Regime, 1608 to 1763.
See In Memoriam
- The Royal College turns 85. In 1929, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada was founded by a special Act of Parliament. Several months later, the two divisions of the Royal College, Medicine and Surgery, were established.
- Bethune Round Table Conference 2014, Hamilton
- Surgeons and industry collaborate in support of Operation Smile which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.
- Canadian Surgery Forum 2014 Vancouver preliminary program released.
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Sponsoring Societies and Academic Partners
CJS was founded in 1957 by a collaboration of the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Canadian university departments of surgery. Dr Robert Janes, President of the Royal College was its first editor. The chairs of the surgical departments made up the first editorial board. Today the following organizations take part in the Academic Program of the Canadian Journal of Surgery: