David Marsh Bosworth

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 on January 23, 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 on July 11, 1979 in Vermont

Medical Eponyms
Bosworth Fracture (1947)

Archaic term: Ankle fracture-dislocation classification

Bosworth fracture-dislocation of the ankle is a rare injury in which the proximal fibular fragment is entrapped (fixed displacement) behind the tibia, frequently irreducible by closed methods

Major Publications



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