Joseph Paul Harvey Jr., MD 1922-2010

Joseph Paul Harvey Jr., MD 1922-2010

Joseph Paul Harvey Jr., MD, Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), died of pulmonary failure on July 12, 2010, at his home in Pasadena, surrounded by his family.

Dr. Harvey was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the eldest of two sons of Joseph Paul Harvey Sr., an internist, and Mary Justinian Collins Harvey, a decorated World War I army nurse. He attended Dartmouth College and graduated from Harvard Medical School. Following that, he became a Medical Officer in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Philippines and Korea.

After his Army service, Dr. Harvey completed an internship in general surgery at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, followed by a two-year residency at the University Hospital in Cleveland, where he found his calling in orthopaedic surgery. From 1953 to 1959, he served as a resident and research fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and subsequently was an exchange fellow at the Royal Academy Hospital in Sweden. He continued at the Hospital for Special Surgery as an attending surgeon and was on the faculty of the Cornell Medical College during this time. …


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