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Who's Who in Orthopedics

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.581 (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:581
  1. Andy Roche, orthopaedic registrar (andyroche@hotmail.com)
  1. University Hospital of North Durham, Durham

    When I was a medical student doing my orthopaedic attachment in Liverpool, not so long ago, I was forever being asked by consultants, “Who was Abraham Colles?” and “Where did the Thomas Splint originate from?” There is nothing like a bit of humiliation and embarrassment to get a junior trainee reading. Even though you could get answers to these questions in some textbooks I have always felt that I do not know enough about the very people we talk about every day in …

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