Sir Robert Jones: orthopaedic surgeon and war hero

Berardo Di Matteo, Vittorio Tarabella, Giuseppe Filardo, Patrizia Tomba, Anna Viganò, Elizaveta Kon, Maurilio Marcacci

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The First World War was a very harsh conflict and statistics recorded a great number of victims, both soldiers and civilians. One hundred years later, the whole world is commemorating the Great War by celebrating people and events that contributed to shaping the XX century. Beyond remembering political figures, war heroes or even famous battles, it is also important to underline the contribution of those who devoted their efforts to improve the living conditions during war campaigns. This is the case of Sir Robert Jones, one of the fathers of XX century orthopaedics, who contributed to re-organize the military medical assistance during war times and whose teachings, coming directly from his “on the field” experience, inspired an entire generation of European surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1025
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015


  • History of orthopaedics
  • Military medicine
  • Robert Jones
  • World War I

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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