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January 01, 2008

It will take more than polio to slow down Dr. Jeffrey Galpin.

As one of the last American children to contract polio, young Jeffrey Galpin grew up in a world of iron lungs, body casts, and complicated orthopaedic procedures. He put his hours of recovery time to good use – planning a career in medical research aimed at beating the planet’s most dreaded diseases. It came true when Dr. Galpin became the principal investigator in applying the first gene therapy for HIV/AIDS. And he’s just getting started.

Celebrating Human Healing. Visit orthoinfo.org and aaos.org/75years.

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