Dr. Samuel Gross' contributions to the field of surgery are well known and range from numerous clinical advances to pioneering scholarship and professional activities. Dr. Gross was ceaselessly ambitious and even remarked in his autobiography that his ‘‘conviction has always been that is far better for a man to wear out than to rust out.’’1 It is through this frame of motivation that Dr. Gross lived his life.
Recommended CitationBucciarelli, B.S., Peter R.; Kairys, MD, John C.; Rosato, MD, Ernest L.; Yeo, MD, Charles J.; and Cowan, MD, Scott W., "Samuel D. Gross, M.D. (1805-1884): an innovator, even in death." (2013). Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles. Paper 18.