Franklin D. Roosevelt: His Poliomyelitis and Orthopaedics

Friedenberg, Zachary B.
July 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 7, p1806
Academic Journal
The article highlights the contributions of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the growth of orthopaedic surgery in the U.S. It relates that Roosevelt's impact in furthering the specialty of orthopaedic surgery and on the rapid increase in the number of orthopaedists following World War II is circumstantial. His poliomyelitis and being under the care of an orthopaedists, as well as his appointment of an orthopaedist as surgeon general of the army is said to be a contributing factor.


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