Lieutenant General Ronald Blanck D.O., 1967 was one of the first D.O.s to practice medicine as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, and the first D.O. to become a flag officer in the U.S. Army. After the Vietnam War Blanck became Chief Resident at Walter Reed, and later, held various positions in the office of the Army Surgeon General before returning to Walter Reed as Commander. In this interview, he discusses his experiences as a PCOM student, the social, institutional. and professional impact of the War in Vietnam, his experiences as a D.O. in military service during and after the War in Vietnam, and the history of military attitudes and policy toward osteopathy during the 20th Century.
Dr. Blanck's Class Photograph and Yearbook are also available online:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, "Ronald R. Blanck Oral History" (1997). Oral Histories. Paper 18.