Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Scope and Content

The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, founded in 1863, was the earliest specialist orthopaedic hospital in the US. Platt visited the hospital during his time in the US in 1913 and from 1934 the surgeon in charge was Platt's friend, Philip D. Wilson. This file includes a programme for the dedication of the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1955, programmes and menu for the HSS centenary celebrations in 1963, a typescript of the speech 'Fifty years on' given by Platt at the centennial celebration dinner, a bundle of correspondence and invitations relating to Platt's visit for the centenary, and a programme and invitation to the Philip D. Wilson Orthopaedic Lecture in 1975.

See also the file on Philip D. Wilson, PLA/12/3/9.