As someone born, raised, educated, and trained in New England and as a pediatric surgeon who has spent almost all of his practicing years in Maine, I find it difficult to express to you how I feel standing here. Saying it simply is as eloquent as I can be: thank you for the great honor of serving the New England Surgical Society as president and thank you for the privilege of speaking to you this morning.
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