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December 1953


Author Affiliations

From the Section of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic.; Dr. Paul R. Lipscomb has been appointed Chairman of the Committee of Orthopedists (Dr. Alvin J. Ingram, Memphis; Dr. F. R. Thompson, New York; Dr. John H. Allen, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.; Dr. M. R. Urist, Los Angeles, and Dr. C. A. Luckey, Stockton, Calif.) to send to the A. M. A. Archives of Surgery a periodical report of the trends and developments in the field of orthopedic surgery. This is the first of such articles.

AMA Arch Surg. 1953;67(6):924-926. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260040937014

IN HIS presidential address at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held in Chicago, on Jan. 27, 1953, Dr. Francis M. McKeever,1 of Los Angeles, stressed the need for basic investigation in orthopedic surgery. He urged that the Committee for the Advancement of Orthopedic Surgery, instituted at the suggestion of the past Academy president, Dr. Guy Caldwell, of New Orleans, be charged with the responsibility for an early attack on the problems of stimulating basic research in orthopedic surgery. Dr. McKeever concurred in the idea that the Academy create a lay affiliate, composed of men representative of many segments of our population, for advice concerning ways in which orthopedic surgery as a specialty may best attain its objectives and serve the public. He envisaged such a group as a powerful stimulus toward furthering basic investigation.

FEMORAL HEAD PROSTHESES  At the same meeting Dr. Claude N.

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