In the early 20th century, an established surgical specialty catering to pediatric surgery did not exist, and pediatric surgical ailments were operated on by general surgeons. With his devotion to childhood diseases and his unique thinking in surgical development, William E. Ladd would become a leading figure in America by pioneering the field of pediatric surgery.
Recommended CitationLim, MD, Pei-Wen; Martin, MD, Niels D.; Hicks, MD, Barry A.; Yeo, MD, Charles J.; and Cowan, MD, Scott W., "William Edwards Ladd, M.D. (1880-1967): the description of his bands." (2013). Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles. Paper 15.