The people of the United States are under great obligation to that small northeastern corner of the country which is called New England. The men and institutions of New England have had an immeasurable influence on thought and progress in this land. In the field of medical education the contributions have been large. In the more recent past, continuing this New England tradition, Dr. Robert Bayley Osgood played no small part in the teaching of orthopedic surgery and in the training of young men for the practice of this branch of medicine.
Born in Salem, Mass., of sea-faring forebears, he decided as a youth to become a physician. After graduating from Amherst College in 1895, he entered the Harvard Medical School and received his doctorate in medicine in 1899. Good fortune led him to become a student house officer at the House of the Good Samaritan, where the treatment of