Tag Archives: orthopedics

Homini Verminoso who created “Orthopaedia”

Fadlurrahman Manaf Surabaya, Indonesia   Figure 1. Nicolas Andry (1658-1742)1 Homini Verminoso (worm man) was the nickname given to the Paris professor Nicolas Andry de Bois-Regard, so called because of his work in parasitology.1,2 In 1700 he wrote a book titled De la generation des vers dans le corps de l’homme. De la nature et […]

The sweetest gift

Subramoniam Rangaswami Karnataka, India   Viswan and his father with the gift, image courtesy of author It was the mid-1970s. We were busy packing our portmanteaus and bags in preparation for leaving our campus residence in Calicut Medical College in Kerala1 where I had been working as an assistant professor of orthopedics. I thought I […]