Wednesday, January 7, 2009
James Fraser, a third-year UNC medical student and Bullitt History of Medicine Club member, has won the $1500 William B. Bean Student Research Award sponsored by the American Osler Society. James' project title is "Molding an Independent Specialty: Plastic Surgery in Postwar America, 1919-1941," and he will present his work at the next annual American Osler Society meeting in Cleveland in April 2009. James will be exploring the story of how plastic surgery struggled to establish itself as an independent branch of surgery in the United States. An earlier version of his research was presented at a Bullitt Club meeting on February 20, 2008 in a talk entitled "A Faceless Odyssey: Reconstructing Facial Wounds in the First World War."