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About the SESAUA

The Southeastern Section of the AUA (SESAUA) is but one of the many "Sections" of the American Urological Association, Inc., the "AUA." The AUA itself is now an international organization of urologists, numbering more than 13,000. The Southeastern Section is composed of almost 2,100 urologists; all the active members having been certified by the American Board of Urology, practicing, teaching, and researching in 9 of the southeastern United States, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Numerically, this is the largest of all the sections of the AUA. This Section continues to grow and contribute to the body of scientific knowledge in Urology, as does the entire AUA. The American Urological Association, and each of its component Sections, is dedicated to the "study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the genitourinary tract" in adult and pediatric patients.

How did these practitioners, teachers and researchers come together for this purpose in the southeastern United States, Panama, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands?

A rare publication, "Fifty Years of History," authored by a Section Historian, Russell B. Carson, MD, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., provides most of the answers to this question. We freely quote from, paraphrase, scan, and extract from Dr. Carson's book so that we might assist you in grasping the historical concepts of this Section of the mainstream of Urology.