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Edwin Pyle

Born 1891
Died 1961

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American orthopaedic surgeon, born December 24, 1891, Jersey City; died February 24, 1961, New Haven, Connecticut.

Biography of Edwin Pyle

Edwin Pyle attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City. He trained in orthopaedic surgery and after service in World War I practised in New York City. He was associated with St. Luke's Hospital and was later a member of the staff of the Waterbury Hospital, Connecticut. While occupying this latter post he published the account of the condition which now bears his name.

Pyle died in 1961 from Listerella meningitis and acute staphylococcic endocarditis.

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