Fort Payne Rotary hosts professor of surgery, owner of Orbix Hot Glass

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On Sept. 28, 2021, Rotary Hosts Dr. Ron Merrell, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University

Rotarian Dr. Steven Brewer hosted fellow Rotarian Dr. Ron Merrell during their Sept. 28 meeting. Dr. Merrell discussed his work with NASA’s Aerospace Medicine Committee in the 1980s and 90s, and their pioneering work which brought about the advent of telemedicine. These groundbreaking advances, initially researched to provide medical care for astronauts, have been revolutionary in bringing health care to remote and austere locations, as well as eventually evolving into the conveniences of modern telemedicine.

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