Dr. Nance is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic, and Fetal Surgery, and Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also an investigator for CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention as well as a professor of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds the Josephine J. and John M. Templeton Jr. Chair in Pediatric Trauma.
As an attending surgeon at Children's Hospital for more than 15 years, Dr. Nance brings his clinical expertise in pediatric trauma to CHOP’s busy level 1 trauma center in the heart of Philadelphia. He has conducted extensive research in the field of pediatric trauma, specifically examining firearms injury in children, solid organ injuries and traumatic brain injury. His research has also focused on broader issues related to pediatric trauma such as access to trauma care and injury prevention.
While his research interests have been largely concentrated in the area of pediatric trauma, Dr. Nance maintains interest in all aspects of the care of the newborn or child with surgical problems including congenital anomalies, oncology and gastrointestinal disorders.
Dr. Nance earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, and completed his surgical residency at The University of Pennsylvania. He completed fellowships in pediatric surgery research and surgical critical care at The University of Pennsylvania.
In 1997, Dr. Nance was selected as the Louise Schnaufer Senior Fellow in Pediatric Surgery and Chief Resident at CHOP.
Dr. Nance has published extensively in scientific journals and books, and presents regularly about childhood trauma, brain injuries and violence. He has served as a member of the editorial board, as a guest editor and as a reviewer for more than a dozen medical journals. Dr. Nance has been recognized as one of the top pediatric trauma surgeons by Philadelphia Magazine.
Education and Training
MD — Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA (1988)
Surgery — Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1988-89)
Surgery — Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1989-91; 1993-95)
Surgery Research — Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1991-93)
Surgical Critical Care — Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1995-96)
Assistant chief resident, Pediatric Surgery — The Children's Ho
General Surgery – American Board of SurgeryPediatric Surgery – American Board of SurgerySurgical Critical Care – American Board of Surgery
BS in Biology — Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (1984)
Titles and Academic Titles
Division Chief, General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
Director, Pediatric Trauma Program
Investigator, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Josephine J. and John M. Templeton Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Trauma
Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Firearms injury in children
Solid organ injuries
McGovern PE, Wu L, Rao S, Ahumada L, Friedman DF, Nance ML, Galvez JA. Audit of Blood Product Utilization in the Care of Injured Children. Paediatr Anaesth 31(2):186-196, Feb 2021. PMID: 33190350
Swendiman RA, Luks VL, Hatchimonji JS, Nayyar MG, Goldshore MA, Nace GW Jr., Nance ML, Allukian III M. Effect of Trauma Center Designation on Mortality After Adolescent Firearm Injury. J Adol Health. 2021. PMID: 33067151
Roden-Foreman JW, Rapier NR, Foreman ML, Cribari C, Parsons M, Zagel AL, Cull J, Coniglio RA, McGraw C, Blackmore AR, Lyell CA, Adams CA Jr, Lueckel SN, Regner JL, Holzmacher J, Sarani B, Sexton KW, Beck WC, Milia DJ, Hess JC, Workman CF, Greenwell C, Weaver M, Agrawal V, Amos JD, Nance ML, Campbell M, Dunn J, Steen S, McGonigal MD, Schroeppel TJ, Putty B, Sherar D, Flohr SD. Avoiding Cribari Gridlock 2: The Standardized Triage Assessment Tool Outperforms the Cribari Matrix Method in 38 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers. Injury. 2021. PMID: 32958342
Hatchimonji JS, Luks VL, Swendiman RA, Allukian M, Nance ML, Nace GW Jr. Settling the Score: Injury Severity Score Fails to Capture Nuances in Pediatric Trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021.
Byrne JP, Nance ML, Scantling DR, Holena DN, Kaufman EJ, Nathens AB, Reilly PM, Seamon MJ. Association Between Access to Pediatric Trauma Care and Motor Vehicle Crash Death in Children: An Ecologic Analysis of United States Counties. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021. PMID: 33605706
Nace GW Jr., Nance ML. Early Cryoprecipitate Use-Time to Change our Pediatric Massive Transfusion Protocol?. JAMA Surg. 2021.PMID: 33595623
Swendiman RA, Abramov A, Fenton SJ, Russell KW, Nance ML, Nace GW Jr., Allukian M. Use of Embolization in Pediatric Polytrauma Patients with Blunt Splenic Injury. J Pediatr Surg. 2021. PMID: 34034882
Burd RS, Jensen AR, VanBuren JM, Richards R, Holubkov R, Pollack MM; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes After Pediatric Trauma Investigators, Berg RA, Carcillo JA, Carpenter TC, Dean JM, Gaines B, Hall MW, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Mourani PM, Nance ML, Yates AR. Factors Associated With Functional Impairment After Pediatric Injury. JAMA Surg. 2021. PMID: 34076684
Hobson B, Lett E, Hawkins L, Swendiman RA, Nance M, Dowshen N. Transgender Youth Experiences with Implantable GnRH Agonists for Puberty Suppression. Transgender Health. 2021.
Traynor MD, Antiel RM, Camazine MN, Blinman TA, Nance ML, Eghtesady P, Lam SK, Hall M, Feudtner C. Pediatric Surgical Interventions During Terminal Hospitalizations in Children’s Hospitals. Pediatr. 2021.
Al-Mahdi W, Ibrahim MM, Spiegel DA, Arkader A, Nance M, Baldwin K. Is Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Relevant to Pulmonary Complications and Mortality in Multiply Injured Children? J Pediatr Orthop 40(1):1-7, Jan 2020. PMID: 31815855
Hatchimonji JS, Swendiman RA, Goldshore MA, Blinman TA, Nance ML, Allukian III M. Nace GW Jr. Pediatric Firearm Mortality in the United States, 2010-2016: A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 88(3):402-7, Mar 2020. PMID: 31895332
Myers SR, DeSimone JD, Lorch SA, Passarella M, Cronin KM, Nance ML. Hospital Type and Proximity to Mass Shooting Events. JAMA Surg 155(5):446-7, Mar 2020. PMID: 32186689
Swendiman RA, Goldshore MA, Fenton SJ, Nance ML. Defining the Role of Angioembolization in Pediatric Isolated Blunt Solid Organ Injury. J Pediatr Surg 55(4):688-92, Apr 2020. PMID: 31126687
Hatchimonji JS, Swendiman RA, Seamon MJ, Nance ML. Trauma Does Not Quarantine: Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Surg 272(2):e53-e54, Aug 2020. PMID: 32675495
Swendiman RA, Hatchimonji JS, Allukian, III M, Blinman TA, Nance ML, Nace GW. Pediatric Firearm Injuries: Anatomy of an Epidemic. Surgery 168(3):381-4, Sep 2020. PMID: 32327211
Bin Zahid AB, Hubbard ME, Lockyer J, Podolak O, Dammavalam VM, Grady M, Nance M, Scheiman M, Samadani U, Master CL. Eye Tracking as a Biomarker for Concussion in Pediatric Patients. Clin J Sport Med 30(5):433-443, Sep 2020. PMID: 30095503
Nance ML, DeSimone JD, Lorch SA, Passarella M, Cronin KM, Kreinces J, Myers SR. Locations of Mass Shootings Relative to Schools and Places Frequented by Children. JAMA Pediatr 174(11):1109-10, Sep 2020. PMID: 32897315
Qasim Z, Sjoholm LO, Volgraf J, Sailes S, Nance ML, et al. Trauma Center Activity and Surge Response During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic—The Philadelphia Story. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 89(4):821-8, Oct 2020. PMID: 32618967
Sakran JV, Nance M, Riall T, Asmar S, Chehab M, Joseph B. Pediatric Firearm Injuries and Fatalities: Do Racial Disparities Exist? Ann Surg 272(4):556-561, Oct 2020. PMID: 32932306
Sathya C, Wales PW, Langer JC, Kenney BD, Burd RS, Nance ML, Nathens AB. Computed Tomography Rates and Radiation-Associated Cancer Risk Among Injured Children Treated at Different Trauma Center Types. Injury 50(1):142-8, Jan 2019. PMID: 30270009
Myers SR, Branas CC, Nance ML, Carr BG. A National Analysis of Pediatric Trauma Care Utilization and Outcomes in the United States. Pediatr Emerg Care 35(1):1-7, Jan 2019. PMID: 27618592
Russell KW, Nance ML, Adzick NS, Laje P. Meconium aspiration syndrome requiring ECMO in newborns with gastroschisis: incidence and surgical outcomes. Pediatr Surg Int 35(4):469-72, Apr 2019. PMID: 30443738
Petty JK, Henry MD, Nance ML, Ford HR, APSA Board of Governors. Firearm Injuries and Children: A Policy Statement of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. J Pediatr Surg 54(7):1269-76, Jul 2019. PMID: 31079862
Swendiman RA, Vogiatzi MG, Alter CA, Nance ML. Histrelin Implantation in the Pediatric Population: A 10-Year Institutional Experience. J Pediatr Surg 54(7):1457-61, Jul 2019. PMID: 30262200
Swendiman RA, Marcaccio CL, Han J, Weiner TM, Nance ML, Chou CM. Attitudes and Habits of Highly Humanistic Surgeons. Acad Med 94(7):1027-32, Jul 2019. PMID: 30844930
Petty JK, Henry MD, Nance ML, Ford HR. Firearm Injuries and Children: Firearm Injuries and Children: A Policy Statement of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Pediatr 144(1):e20183058, Jul 2019. PMID: 31235607
Swendiman RA, Goldshore MA, Blinman TA, Nance ML. Laparoscopic Management of Pediatric Abdominal Trauma: A National Trauma Data Bank Experience. J Laparoendosc Surg 29(8):1052-59, Aug 2019. PMID: 31237470
Roden-Foreman JW, Rapier NR, Foreman ML, Zagel AL, Sexton KW, Beck WC, McGraw C, Coniglio RA, Blackmore AR, Holzmacher J, Sarani B, Hess JC, Greenwell C, Adams CA Jr, Lueckel SN, Weaver M, Agrawal V, Amos JD, Workman CF, Milia DJ, Bertelson A, Dorlac W, Warne MJ, Cull J, Lyell CA, Regner JL, McGonigal MD, Flohr SD, Steen S, Nance ML, Campbell M, Putty B, Sherar D, Schroeppel TJ. Rethinking the definition of major trauma: The Need For Trauma Intervention outperforms Injury Severity Score and Revised Trauma Score in 38 adult and pediatric trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 87(3):658-65, Sep 2019. PMID: 31205214
Swendiman RA, Nance ML, Hoffman D, Bruce A, Blinman TA, Chou C. Qualities and Methods of Highly Effective Surgical Educators: A Grounded Theory Model. J Surg Educ 76(5):1293-1302, Sep-Oct 2019. PMID: 30879943
Swendiman RA, Coons BE, Alter CA, Bomba V, Nance ML, Vogiatzi MG. Histrelin Implantation and Growth Outcomes in Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: an Institutional Experience. J Endocr Soc 4(2) Nov 2019 PMID: 32104750
Cahill PJ, Campbell RE, Lakomkin N, Flynn JM, Nance ML, Mayer OH, Taylor JA, Baldwin KD, Campbell RM. Comprehensive Wound Risk Stratification of Rib-Based Distraction Instrumentation Procedures. Spine Deform 7(6):971-8, Nov 2019. PMID: 31732010
Swendiman RA, Sharoky CE, Russell KW, Goldshore MA, Blinman TA, Nance ML. Life-Saving Interventions in Pediatric Trauma: A National Trauma Data Bank Experience. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 87(6):1321-7, Dec 2019. PMID: 31464866
Yu PT, Fenton S, Delaplain PT, Vrecenak J, Adzick NS, Nance ML, Guner YS. Management of Choledocholithiasis in an Infant. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep 29(2):52-58, Feb 2018.
Yu PT, Fenton SJ, Delaplain P, Vrecenak J, Adzick NS, Nance ML, Guner Y: The management of choledocholithiasis in the infant: Case series and literature review. J Pediatr Surg Case Reports 29:52-58, 2017.
Unolt M, DiCairano L, Schlechtweg K, Barry J, Howell L, Kasperski S, Nance M, Adzick NS, Zackai EH, McDonald-McGinn DM. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jan;173(1):135-142.
Unolt M, DiCairano L, Schlechtweg K, Barry J, Howell L, Kasperski S, Nance M, Adzick NS, Zackai EH, McDonald-McGinn DM. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Sep 28. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37980.
Byrne JP, Holena DN, Kaufman EJ, Young AJ, Nathens AB, Reilly PM, Nance ML, Seamon MJ. Association between pediatric trauma center care and motor vehicle crash death in children: An ecologic analysis of US counties. Eastern Assoc Surg Trauma annual meeting, Jan. 2021.
Henry MK, Back SJ, Chen A, Darge K, Egbe TI, Elsingergy M, Ho-Fung V, Kaplan S, Kloss J, Nance M, Scribano PV, Wood JN. Sensitivity of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound versus CT in Detection of Solid Organ Injuries from Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Young Children. Ray E Helfer Society Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, April 2021.
Luks VL, Swendiman RA, Hatchimonji JS, Goldshore MS, Nace GW Jr., Nance ML, Allukian M 3rd. Effect of trauma center designation on mortality after adolescent firearm injury. 20th Annual Templeton Trauma Symposium. Philadelphia, PA Mar. 2020.
Sakran J, Nance M, Riall T, Asmar S, Chehab M, Joseph B. Pediatric firearm injuries and fatalities: Do racial disparities exist? American Surgical Association Annual Meeting. Virtual Meeting. Apr. 2020
Swendiman RA, Luks VL, Hatchimonji JS, Goldshore MA, Allukian M, Nace GW, Nance ML. Effect of trauma center designation on mortality after adolescent firearm injury. American Pediatric Surgical Association annual meeting. Virtual Meeting May. 2020.
Swendiman RA, Hatchimonji JS, Orji WU, Nayyar MG, Allkian M, Nace GW, Nance ML. The clinical significance of firearm-related extremity injuries in pediatric patients. Pediatric Trauma Society annual meeting. Nov. 2020.
Hatchimonji JS, Luks VL, Swendiman RA, Allukian M, Nance ML, Nace GW. Settling the score: mortality differences in pediatric and adult trauma relative to injury severity score. Pediatric Trauma Society annual meeting. Nov. 2020.
Swendiman RA, Sharoky CE, Russell KW, Goldshore MA, Blinman TA, Nance ML. Life-saving interventions in pediatric trauma: a National Trauma Data Bank experience. 19th Annual Templeton Trauma Symposium. Pittsburg, PA Mar. 2019
Swendiman RA, Tasian GE, Nayyar M, Russell KW, Nance ML. Children’s Surgery Verification program readiness: a multi-state analysis. American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference. Jul. 2019.
Hatchimonji JS, Swendiman RA, Goldshore MA, Blinman TA, Nance ML, Allukian M 3rd, Nace GW. Trends in pediatric firearm mortality in the United States, 2010-2016. Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Symposium. Oct. 2019
Swendiman RA, Allukian M 3rd, Fenton SJ, Goldshore MA, Nance ML. Use of angioembolization if blunt splenic trauma: a propensity score analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank. San Diego, CA Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting. Nov. 2019
Nance ML. Abdominal trauma. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery. New York: Springer; 2011. p. 135-44.
Collins JL, Nance ML. Thoracic emergencies. In: Fleischer J, Ludwig S, editors. Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2010. p. 1603-23.
Merianos D, Nance ML. Pediatric surgery. In: Porrett P, Roses R, Frederick J, Kaiser LR, editors. The surgical review. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2009. p. 382-93.
Nance ML, Cooper AR. The visceral manifestations of child physical abuse. In: Christian C, Reece RM, editors. Child abuse: a medical reference. 4th ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 2008. p.167-88.
Blinman TA, Nance ML. Special considerations in trauma in children. In: Schwab CW, Trunkey D, Flint L, Meredith W, Taheri P, editors. Trauma: contemporary principles and therapy. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 575-94.
Nance ML. Paediatric injury. In: Brooks AJ, Mahoney PF, editors. Churchill's pocketbook of major trauma. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone; 2007. p. 208-13.
Durbin DR, Nance ML. Trauma systems and regionalization of trauma care. In: Wheeler DS, Shanley TP, Wong HR, editors. Pediatric critical care medicine: basic science and clinical evidence. London (UK): Springer-Verlag; 2007. p. 1523-26.
Nance ML, Nichol PF. Abdominal mass. In: Liacouras C, Piccoli D, editors. Pediatric gastroenterology: the requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Science; 2007. p. 3-12.
Winkelstein A, Blackstone M, Dawid S, Nance ML. Surgery. In: Frank G, Shah SS, Catallozzi MC, Zaoutis LB, editors. The Philadelphia guide: inpatient pediatrics. Malden (MA): Blackwell Publishing; 2005. p. 381-97.
Morowitz MJ, Nance ML. Pediatric surgery. In: Atluri P, Karakousis GC, Porrett P, editors. The surgical review. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 143-63.
Nance ML, Rotondo MF. Abdominal trauma. In: Lanken PN, Manaker S, Hanson CW, editors. The intensive care unit manual. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 2001. p. 1041-49.
Nance ML, Adamson WT. Pediatric surgery. In: Breckler G, Maul K, editors. General surgery medical student: USMLE boards parts II & III, pearls of wisdom. Norfolk: Boston Medical Publishing Corp.; 1999. p. 213-20.
Nance ML, Adamson WT. Pediatric surgery. In: Breckler G, Maul K, editors. General surgery pearls of wisdom. Norfolk: Boston Medical Publishing Corp.; 1998. p. 281-92.
Nance ML, Nance FC. Blunt abdominal trauma. In: Cameron JC, editor. Current surgical therapy. 5th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Inc.; 1995. p. 811-15.
Gorman RC, Nance ML, Morris JB. Enteral feeding techniques. In: Torosian MH, editors. Nutrition for the hospitalized patient: basic science and principles of practice. New York: Marcel-Dekker; 1995. p. 329-51.
Rombeau JL, Strear CM, Nance ML. Elemental diets and short-bowel syndrome: scientific rationale and clinical utility. In: Bounous G, editor. Uses of elemental diets in clinical situations. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Inc.; 1993. p. 297-317.
Nance ML, Savage EB. Digestion and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. In: Fishman SJ, Savage EB, editors. Essentials of basic science in surgery. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, Inc.; 1993. p. 208-13.
Nance ML. Motility of the gastrointestinal tract. In: Fishman SJ, Savage EB, eds. Essentials of basic science in surgery. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, Inc.; 1993. p. 170-77.
Posters and Presentations
Nance ML. “Trauma Doesn’t Quarantine” 37th Annual Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA (video). Nov 2020.
Nance ML. “Children, Firearms and Mass Shootings” MCI Focus Group WRAP-EM, Children’s Hospital of NV, Las Vegas, NV (video). Oct 2020.
Nance ML. “Communication and Advocacy” 2020 Global Health Conference, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (video). Oct 2020.
Nance ML. “State of the (Trauma) Union” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Surgical Grand Rounds, Philadelphia PA. Oct 2020.
Nance ML. “Magnets v. Radiation: C-spine Clearance in the Pediatric Trauma Patient” John M. Templeton, Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. Mar 2020.
Nance ML. “Facial Trauma- Managing a Difficult Airway and More” EMS Pre-Conference, John M. Templeton, Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. Mar 2020.
Nance ML. “Pediatric Trauma Care Updates” Topics Explored Pediatric Surgical and Trauma Nursing Conference. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Noc 2019.
Nance ML. “Your Culture of Safety Grew Chlamydia” Ernest F. Rosato/William Maul Measey Endowed Lecture in Surgical Education, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 2019.
Nance ML. “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and the 9mm Semi-automatic Handgun: Firearms and Children” 2019 Honorary Tsvok Lecture, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, Hartford, CT. June 2019.
Nance ML. “Surgical Management of Achalasia” Functional GI and Motility Disorders Symposium, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA> May 2019.
Awards and Honors
2022, Main Line Today Top Docs, Surgery, General
2020, Election to the Academy of Master Clinicians at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
2009-2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Surgery
Editorial and Academic Positions
2017-present, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
2007-present, Pediatric Emergency Care, Senior Editor
Ad hoc reviewer
2012-present, Annals of Surgery
2007-present, Annals of Emergency Medicine
2005-present, Journal of Pediatric Surgery
2003-present, JAMA Pediatrics
2001-present, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
1998-present, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
1997-present, Pediatric Emergency Care
1996-present, Journal of Trauma
2006-present, Emergency Preparedness Committee
2004-present, Transport Committee
2001-present, Resident Selection Committee, University of Pennsylvania
2000-present, Claims Committee
1998-present, Resuscitation Committee
1996-present, Trauma Committee
- 2003-present, Chair
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2011-present, Pediatric Trauma Society
2003-present, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
- 2010-present, Pediatric Trauma Committee
2002-present, American Public Health Association
2001-present, American Pediatric Surgery Association
- 2006-present, Trauma Committee
2001-present, American College of Surgeons, Fellow
- 2016-present, Liaison to Pediatric Trauma Society
- 2008-present, Committee on Trauma
2000-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
- 2001-present, Section on Child Abuse & Neglect
- 2001-present, Section on Injury & Poison Prevention
- 2000-present, Surgical Section
1999-present, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
- 2010-present, Pediatric Trauma Committee
1998-present, American Trauma Society
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