Historic Memories by Brian Cohen, MD

Historic Memories by Brian Cohen, MD

These pictures reflect some of the historic era and how the AAGL and MIGS has evolved and this history has facilitated these technological and cutting edge advance of today.  I’ve included my post doctoral thesis with with Prof. M. Katz when Dr. John Leventhal requested a review honoring the 50th year of the first description of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This was the first description of the hormonal changes from Laparotomy (in those days) through ovarian wedge resection (now historic).  Also included are photos of the micro-surgical faculty, workshops and training in vascular surgery with Hamilton Naki assisted by Fred Lotter.  Naki, who was a lab assistant, was awarded an Honorary ChM (Master of Surgery) and received the SA Medal of Honor from President Nelson Mandela, celebrated with the photo of a postage stamp.  An AAGL teaching program in South Africa and Zimbabwe ended with visits to the Game Reserve and a banquet hosted by Dr. A. Robertson in Harari and include a laparoscopy dance.

Good luck with this celebratory historical celebration! It is a reminder how “we always stand on the shoulders of those who preceded us and how they contributed to our advances.”( R Greenblatt MD-1978)

Dr. Brian Cohen



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