Good afternoon, my fellow humans! As I reviewed the career
of Dr. Alfred R. Shands Jr. and perused a list of previous incumbents
of this lectureship, I was filled with humility, awe, and inspiration.
Dr. Shands was a visionary leader and a Past President of the American
Orthopaedic Association who stressed the importance of basic science in
the education of the orthopaedic surgeon.