O&P Library > Orthotics and Prosthetics > 1967, Vol 21, Num 2 > pp. 153 - 153

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Dr. Glattly Honored By The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Doctor Harold W. Glattly, Executive Secretary of the Committee on Prosthetic-Orthotic Education, (the Committee on the Skeletal System and the Committee on the GenitoUrinary System of the National Research Council's division of Medical Sciences), was recently elected to honorary membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a most unusual distinction for individuals who are not orthopedists. The Certificate of Honorary Membership was presented to Doctor Glattly by Doctor Charles H. Herndon, President-Elect of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, who is the retiring Chairman of the Committee on the Skeletal System, at a workshop on "Orthopedic Literature Information Services," sponsored by the Committee at the National Library of Medicine on May 19, 1967. At the same time, Doctor Herndon read a testimonial letter to the Committee members and the participants in this workshop, which the Committee had authorized him to send to the Secretary of the Army. In part, the letter reads: "Doctor Glattly has participated in generating the acquisitive and inquisitive curiosities of the Committee in the scientific area in many rewarding manners and thus significantly advancing the academic and research depth of American orthopedics. In the opinion of the Committee, such expertice merits comment and recognition. This letter simply serves to document these superior administrative and scientific accomplishments of Doctor Glattly. It is forwarded to you as a recognition and appreciation of the contribution of military medicine to civilian medicine at the highest level of national interest."

Doctor Herndon noted in his presentation that, as a result of Doctor Glattly's efforts, various accomplishments had been effected including the establishment of seminars for chiefs of training programs in orthopedic surgery and, in turn, the founding of the Joint Committee on Orthopedic Research and Education Seminars. He also noted that the National Institutes of Health have instituted a training program providing support for orthopedists who wish to go into academic and research careers. He stated that "information regarding the mechanics of funding research in orthopedics and musculoskeletal problems has been disseminated as never before. Seminars and workshops on specific orthopedic problems that have required development have been conducted with great success. He (Doctor Glattly) has a way of going neatly to the heart of the matter and bypassing the trivia, which has been a tremendous help to us in orthopedics."

O&P Library > Orthotics and Prosthetics > 1967, Vol 21, Num 2 > pp. 153 - 153

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