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Carl L. Nelson, MD 1933-2005
R.D. B.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Sep 01;87(9):2149-2150. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.8709.ob2
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Dr. Carl Nelson passed away on January 12, 2005, after suffering a massive stroke. His death was sudden and unexpected. His colleagues, patients, and family were stunned and stricken with grief. His passing was observed at a memorial service on Friday, January 14, at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center in Little Rock. University Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, Dean Albert Reece, faculty, and colleagues had a chance to pay tribute to Dr. Nelson before a packed auditorium.A native of Indiana, Dr. Nelson graduated from Purdue University in 1955 and from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1959. Following internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital in Los Angeles, he completed residencies in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. After two years in the Army, he was Nuffield Scholar at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Center in Oxford, England, in 1968-69. He returned to the Cleveland Clinic and stayed on the faculty as head of the Section of Orthopaedic Research until 1974.
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