The Midwest Surgical Association (MSA) was created to combine surgical science with
extracurricular amenities, such as family, collegiality, and history. As such, one
of the members of the council serves as the official historian. Thank you, Dr. Bill
Cirocco, our former president, Dr. Jeffrey Hardacre, our current president, and Dr.
Rick Berg, our historian, for the opportunity to present this lecture on Dr. Alexander
J. Walt: historian, philosopher, and surgical educator. His friends called him Alec.
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