Miss Marie Recalls a Half Century of Orthopaedic Nursing

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During more than 50 years in pediatric orthopaedics, Marie Lotze witnessed the bed rest and sunshine treatment of the thirties, the polio epidemic of the forties, and the advent of the “miracle drugs.” She scrubbed on all types of orthopaedic cases through the fifties and sixties. In the seventies, Marie was part of Dr. Kenton Leatherman's spinal team treating adolescent scoliosis with Cotrel casts and Harrington rod fusions. An inspiration to nurses and physicians alike, Marie touched thousands of lives before her retirement in 1981.

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