Record Class Takes Certification Examination–Dr. Hoover Re-elected As Head
A record class of 90 candidates completed the series of written and oral examinations conducted by the American Board for Certification in October 1959. The examinations were given in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Missouri, and Miami Beach, Florida.
The annual meeting of the American Board for Certification was again held as part of the National Assembly of the Limb and Brace Profession. Officers and Directors of the Board met October 23 and October 27. A report of their decisions and plans for the advancement of the Certification Movement in the year 1959 is printed as a supplement to this article.
The annual Business Session of Certification was held on Tuesday, October 28. After an inspiring address by Dr. Eugene Record of Boston, Certificates of Appreciation were presented to retiring Board members McCarthy Hanger, Jr., of St. Louis and Edward Snygg of San Francisco.
Nominations were then presented to fill the vacancies on the Board. The following elections were unanimous:
Herbert Hart, C.O. & P.
Manager of Hittenberger's of Oakland, California, was elected to serve a three-year term. Mr. Hart is currently serving as Director of OALMA Region X, covering the States of Nevada. Northern California and the territory of Hawaii. Mr. Hart was Program Chairman of the 1956 Assembly of the Limb and Brace Profession held in his native San Francisco. He has presented programs on various aspects of bracing at other National Assemblies, including the 1953 session in Chicago and 1957 session in Washington. Mr. Hart's name was presented by the Advisory Council of Certifees.
Howard Thranhardt, C.P.
, of Atlanta, Georgia, was elected by nomination of OALMA to serve a three-year term. Mr. Thranhardt is an executive of the Southern Prosthetic Supply Company and J.E. Hanger, Inc., of Georgia.
He has long been active in Prosthetic Research and serves on one of the subcommittees of the Prosthetics Research Board program. Mr. Thranhardt served also as Chairman of the 1953 Assembly of the Limb and Brace Profession.
Dr. Eugene Record
, orthopedic surgeon of Boston was nominated to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the three-year term held by Dr. Roy M. Hoover. Dr. Hoover, however, will continue on the Board to fill the vacancy caused by the illness of Col. August W. Spittler.
Dr. Record was horn in Arlington, Massachusetts, in 1910, graduated from Harvard College in 1932 and in medicine from McGill University Montreal, in 1937. He then spent a year in General Surgery at the Long Island College Hospital in New York City, four years in Orthopedics at the Children's Hospital in Boston and at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was Resident in Orthopedic Surgery for a year at the Children's Hospital.
Dr. Record served in World War II, as an orthopedist, leaving the Military Service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a member of the American Medical Association, was elected to the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1950 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.