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.
Photo Credit to http://oldeflorida.blogspot.com/2010/09/venice-antidote-to-urban-sprawl.html