The objective of the Reynolds Historical Lecture Series is to review, assess, and discuss various historical aspects of the health care sciences. This lecture, titled "Maturation of a Specialty: The Evolution of Vascular Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham," by Michael C. Trotter, MD, FACS, Delta Regional Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Greenville, MS, was held on October 14, 2010 at 12:00 noon. The Reynolds Historical Lectures are hosted by the Reynolds Associates and UAB Historical Collections, a part of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham. This podcast has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland Baltimore.