June 2003 Bulletin

"Legacy of Heroes" exhibit now available to academic training programs

The "Legacy of Heroes" traveling exhibit recently received two grants that make it possible for orthopaedic academic training programs throughout the United States to display the exhibit at their institutions free-of-charge. Sanofi-Synthelabo and the George M. Boswell, Jr., MD Fund for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation have provided grants so that residents and medical students considering orthopaedics will have the opportunity to about learn about the history of the specialty and the contributions made by orthopaedic surgeons in World War II that affect the way orthopaedics is practiced today.

In addition, Pfizer, Inc. will provide copies of the "Legacy of Heroes" commemorative book and the "Wounded in Action: Orthopaedic Surgeons in World War II" documentary film to each program.

The full exhibition features several eight-foot towers, each relating an individual doctor’s story. Other towers tell the overall "Surgeon’s Story." The exhibit includes a total of 22 towers and requires a minimum display space of 800 square feet.

The original exhibit, which was displayed at the 2003 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, is also available to state orthopaedic and specialty societies, industry partners, individual practices, museums, military installations, and public buildings for display.

To learn more about the Legacy of Heroes program visit the Web site at: http://www.legacyofheroes.aaos.org.

For more information on how to schedule a showing of the exhibit, contact Sandra Gordon, director of public education and media relations at (847) 384-4030 or gordon@aaos.org.

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