Albee, Fred (1876 - 1945)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Pioneering surgeon Fred Houdlette Albee was born in Alna, ME. He attended Lincoln Academy and graduated from Bowdoin College. He received his medical degree from Harvard. He developed the first bone grafting technique and was a pioneer in grafting surgery. During World War I, he worked in allied hospitals and his technique saved many limbs which, without its use, would have been amputated. In 1917, in order to address the many orthopedic injuries caused by the war, he opened the first orthopedic hospital in New Jersey.


  • Bone Graft Surgery (1915)
  • Orthopedic and Reconstructional Surgery (1919)
  • Orthopedic and reconstruction surgery, industrial and civilian (1919)
  • Injuries and Diseases of the Hip (1937)
  • Bone Graft Surgery in Disease, Injury, and Deformity (1940)
  • A Surgeon's Fight to Rebuild Men: An Autobiography (1943)

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