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Raymond Curtis: the prototypical hand surgeon.

Authors
  • Rayan, Ghazi
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of hand surgery
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2003
Volume
28
Issue
4
Pages
555–560
Identifiers
PMID: 12877840
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Raymond Curtis was an unusual man who lived in unusual times and made unusual contributions. He promoted hand surgery, a specialty that was little known in his early time. He educated many surgeons in the science, art, and philosophy of hand surgery. He favorably impacted the course of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) by his prudence and desire to advance its cause. His influence has altered the topography and milieu of our specialty and contributed to its progress and prosperity. His legacy is perpetuated by many of his protégées who continued to emulate his humility, intensity, and unique craftsmanship.

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