Paul Randall Harrington

Surgeon, Deceased Person

1911 – 1980

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Who was Paul Randall Harrington?

Paul Randall Harrington was an American orthopaedic surgeon. He is best known as the designer of the Harrington Rod, the first device for the straightening and immobilization of the spine inside the body. It entered common use in the early 1960s and remained the gold standard for scoliosis surgery until the late 1990s. During this period over one million people benefited from Harrington's procedure.

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Born
Sep 27, 1911
Kansas City
Profession
Education
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
Died
Nov 29, 1980
Houston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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