February 1999 AAOS Report
Volunteerism features in Bulletin
Orthopaedics Overseas celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Barry J. Gainor, MD, chairman emeritus, provides
a historical view of this humanitarian effort in the
February Bulletin. A companion article explores the
barriers that prevent similar health care volunteerism
in the U.S. Also in the Bulletin, James D. Heckman, MD,
Academy president, says it's time for orthopaedic surgeons to
decide their self image-generalist or surgical technologist?
Frontlines examines a battle between orthopaedists and a
hospital over an ambulatory surgical center. And
Leonard Marcus, PhD, tells how to communicate to avoid
mediation disputes or legal battles.