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George S. Phalen

Born  1911
Died  1998

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American orthopaedist, born 1911; died April 14, 1998, Dallas, Texas.

Biography of George S. Phalen

Phalen was president of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons 1964-65


  • The carpal-tunnel syndrome: Seventeen years' experience in diagnosis and treatment of six hundred fifty-four hands.
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American edition, Boston, 1966, 48: 211.
  • The carpal tunnel syndrome: Clinical evaluation of 598 hands.
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Philadelphia , 1972, 83: 29.

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