Professor Harry Platt had been based in Manchester during the war because his stiff knee, caused by tuberculous arthritis in childhood, made him unfit for military service. He had, however, been extremely busy as consultant orthopaedic adviser to the Emergency Medical Service and deputy to Sir Thomas Fairbank. He spent a great deal of time travelling around the country on these duties, returning to Manchester to see patients and operate at the Royal Infirmary and the Private Patients Home. Clearly he had great influence in orthopaedics both locally and nationally; and Lloyd Griffiths and John Charnley depended on him finding suitable posts for them when the war was over. Charnley returned to Manchester immediately after he was demobilised in February 1946 and Lloyd Griffiths a few months later.
KeywordsOrthopaedic Surgeon Joint Surgery Royal Infirmary Orthopaedic Hospital Sunday Morning
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