Orthopedic Society of the West

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Orthopedic Society of the West

The recorded history of the Western Orthopedic Association (WOA) was initially recorded by Thomas Taber M.D. (President 1976) of Phoenix, Arizona. In Dr. Taber's notes from 1994, he dreamy data from two past WOA Presidents – Steele Stewart M.D. (Honolulu: President 1934) and Merril Mensor M.D. (San Francisco: President 1948). Drs. Steele and Mensor conveyed a location on the previous history at the WOA Annual Meetings held in 1967 and 1974, individually. The WOA was formally joined in 1932; be that as it may, orthopedic specialists in Los Angeles and San Francisco were meeting as right on time as 1922. The Los Angeles Orthopedic Club was sorted out in 1922, and in 1923 there was a joint meeting of orthopaedists from San Francisco and Los Angeles. A portion of the early names in the Los Angeles Orthopedic Club were: Charles Leroy Lowman (President 1936), Ellis W. Jones Sr., Halbert Chancel, Alfred Gallant (President 1947), Steele Stewart (President 1934), John Dunlap (President 1939) and John Wilson Sr. In San Francisco, the names included: Walter Baldwin, Howard Markel (President 1948), Leonard Ely, Arthur Fisher, James Watkins (first President of the WOA–1933), Thomas Stoddard, Edward Bull, Jack Haas, also, James McChesney. In the address given by Dr. Steele Stewart in 1967, he demonstrated that he and Howard Markel talked of the likelihood of a Western Orthopedic Association while they were on the SS Maui as it cruised at the Golden Gate. Concerning the early history of orthopedic surgery, there were no composed preparing programs furthermore, thusly, preceptorships were regular. Board confirmation did not happen until the development of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) in 1933. The Western Orthopedic Association turned into the principal orthopedic culture west of the Mississippi Stream. Other orthopedic gatherings around then were the American Orthopedic Association (framed in 1888), the Clinical Orthopedic Society (COS) which began as the Central States Orthopedic Club in 1912 and afterward changed to COS in 1923, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Specialists (AAOS) established in 1933.

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