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Robert Bayley Osgood

Born  1873
Died  1956

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American orthopaedic surgeon, born July 6, 1873, Salem, Massachusets; died 1956.

Biography of Robert Bayley Osgood

Robert Bayley Osgood attended Harvard University, where he received his doctorate in 1899, and subsequently practiced medicine in Boston. He was surgeon in the orthopaedic department at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and from 1912 was chief of staff at the Children’s Hospital there. He also worked as John B. and Buckmeister Brown professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Harvard Medical School. Osgood wrote extensively on all manners of orthopaedic surgery, including a monograph on the history of orthopaedic surgery.


  • Diseases of the Bones and Joints.
    With Joel E. Goldthwait and C. F. Painter. Boston, 1910.
  • The Evolution of Orthopaedic Surgery.
    St. Louis, C. V. Mosby, 1925.

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