The Journal of Hand Surgery was instituted 35 years ago by a small group of Hand Society visionaries who felt that hand surgery had clearly become an established medical discipline. As such, a specialty journal was necessary to further its academic interests. Hand surgery should no longer be dependent on the major orthopedic and plastic surgery journals to extend its educational mission.
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- Why a Journal of Hand Surgery?.J Hand Surg. 1976; 1: 1
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