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Celebrate orthopedic surgeons on National Doctors’ Day

April 6, 2022
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National Doctors’ Day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery by Crawford W. Long, MD, on March 30, 1842. To celebrate, Healio Orthopedics revisits stories that reflect on the impact of orthopedic surgeons.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, John D. Kelly IV, MD, pauses and reflects on what calls many orthopedic physicians to a medical vocation.