By Y. Nasib. Emory & Henry College.

Pierre teaching his techniques to conferences all over the he obtained a scholarship to the French Institute world was the underlying virtue of this great man buy kamagra 50 mg otc. During this time period order 50 mg kamagra amex, the war There are many instances in the history of in Europe was at a climax and for safety reasons orthopedic surgery in which an individual the French Institute was moved to Hullswater surgeon has made a significant contribution to a Lake purchase 50mg kamagra visa, Cumberland Scotland kamagra 100mg on-line, near Edinburgh for particular area of surgery that has stood the test the duration of the war. There are very few instances of a sur- et Miquelon alone at the age of 16 on July 27, geon contributing to the specialty of orthopedic 1944 to cross the Atlantic and attend school in and trauma surgery in the complete and life- Scotland. At the time of his departure, he did not long manner that was characteristic of Emile speak English and had never seen a train or a big Letournel. Pierre, “Le Cap tion of the correct radiographic and anatomic Bleu,” to Nova Scotia (24 hours) and then to diagnoses of acetabular fractures and progressed Montreal by train (36 hours). He left Montreal on to a logical classification of these injuries into ele- August 7, 1944 in one of the largest convoys of mentary and associated fracture types. On his ship, continued with development of two major surgi- “The Jamaica Planter,” no one spoke French and cal exposures, reduction techniques, instruments all his personal belongings were confiscated until and implant designs used in every operating the boat arrived in Scotland 28 days later. Though there have studied for a year at the French Institute and been refinements over time and contributions by received his Premier Bacalaureat. After the war other authors in the field, Letournel’s original he left England for France, where he studied at description, diagnosis, classification and surgical the Lycee Chaptal and received his Second techniques have remained the ubiquitous standard Bacalaureat. He was admitted to the Faculty of of care of acetabular fractures for the past 25 Medicine of Paris from 1946 to 1960 and became years. His thesis published in 1961, a postgraduate position to continue his education. Etude d’une serie de 75 This process required the applicant to visit all cas,” contained the initial description of the clas- professors who were offering training positions. Pierre, Emile had no letters of Robert Judet and has achieved worldwide accept- support to compete adequately for an orthopedic ance. A friend suggested he contact Professor education in the understanding of the complex Robert Judet and he did this out of desperation nature of acetabular fractures. The major textbooks on acetabular surgery, all with meeting with Robert Judet was very brief. Professor Judet asked him where he and the third, Fractures of the Acetabulum in came from and Emile responded “St. The 6-month position lasted 12 months and found contributions to orthopedic surgery that Emile subsequently became Judet’s assistant. Professor Letournel to associate professor and finally professor in qualified uniquely for this honor as he was still 1970. He became head of the Department of alive when the commission was given to pay Orthopedic Surgery at the Centré Medico tribute to his life achievements in fracture surgery. Chirurgical de la Port de Choisy in southeast Unfortunately, he died 2 weeks before this journal Paris. He remained at the Choisy hospital until his was published with his dedication issue. In addition to his interest in acetabular and rugged and energetic and he lived life with great pelvic fractures, he performed over 6,000 total hip eagerness and excitement. His mere presence in arthroplasties, developed implant designs and sur- the operating theater created movement. As he gical techniques for management of calcaneal would scrub for surgery, his intensity to take on fractures and had extensive expertise in the sur- his worthy fracture adversary would bubble forth gical treatment of bone infection. His position at as he would review in his mind the preoperative Choisy provided him an unlimited exposure to plan of surgical approach and internal fixation. His distinctive vocal tal, and Professor Letournel never charged a commentary (always in French) on a particularly surgeon’s fee to any patient throughout his entire stubborn fragment reduction or repeated failed career at Choisy for his services. He was admit- surgical maneuver or the worthlessness of a par- ted to the French Academie de Medicine et ticular instrument to perform its function would Chirurgie in 1981 and received the “Legion create absolute silence from the operating theater d’Honneur” from President Mitterrand of France staff until a universal sigh of relief would resound in 1988. These honors were very special to Emile throughout the room when he was finally satisfied and were public recognition of his stature in with his reduction.

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