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Dr. Fred Albee

Posted By Marissa Huddle, Monday, November 25, 2013

Garden Location: West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Garden Address: 9555 SW 162nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33196

I planted this garden in honor of Dr. Frederick Albee. Dr. Albee was an orthopedic surgeon. He became fascinated with medicine at an early age. When he was just 16 years old he was sent to the Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Main where he continued his work. Later in life Dr. Albee went to Bowdoin College and received a scholarship offered by Harvard University School of Medicine. Dr. Albee is well known for his advancements in surgical technology, especially for his invention of bone grafting. His advancements were made just before the First World War. Before Dr. Albee’s discoveries the main form of treating a soldier’s injuries were amputation, but because of Dr. Albee’s advancements these soldiers were able to keep their limbs. He also pioneered rehabilitative medicine, not only in physical but also in psychological and occupational rehabilitation. Because of Dr. Albee’s dedication to his career many people who suffered from injury were able to overcome previously untreatable situations. I could not think of anyone more deserving of this garden than Dr. Albee. His memory is honored at West Kendall Baptist Hospital for everyone to see.

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