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A salute to orthopaedics and the military

By Tony Rankin, MD

Recently, I attended the 50th anniversary of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS). As a former Army officer who received my orthopaedic training in the military at Walter Reed General Hospital (now Walter Reed Army Medical Center), I felt a sense of homecoming. It was a privilege and an honor to have received my orthopaedic training in the military and to have served my country at home and abroad.

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