David Marsh Bosworth

David Marsh Bosworth (1897–1979)

David Marsh Bosworth (1897 – 1979) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon.

Specializing in hip and spine surgery. Introduced the use of streptomycin for the treatment of bone and joint tuberculosis

Eponymously affiliated with the now archaic Bosworth fracture first described in 1947


  • Born 23 January 1897 in New York City
  • 1918 – Graduated University of Vermont cum laude
  • 1921 – Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1926 – New York Orthopedic Hospital
  • 1957 – President of the American Orthopedic Association
  • Editorial board on The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Died 11 July 1979 in Vermont

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Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books |

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