British Society for Surgery of the Hand BSSH


After the second world war, a number of surgeons perceived that the older specialty of orthopaedics and the younger plastic surgery, pushed into prominence by the requirements of burned airmen, had a great deal to offer when jointly applied to surgery of the hand.

In 1952, the  Hand Club  was formed by members of both specialties at a meeting in the Atheneum, at the instigation of Patrick Clarkson.

Members would meet for dinner on a Friday evening, followed by a clinical meeting on the Saturday morning.

In 1956, due to the exclusivity of the Hand Club which would not admit new younger members, the Second Hand Club was formed at a meeting in Derby as a result of - the enthusiasm of Mr Graham Stack  (quoted from Council minutes, 14.12.68).


35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Royal College of Surgeons of England
London, Greater London WC2A 3PE

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