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Crawford Jennings Campbell


Crawford Jennings Campbell, MD (1914-1983), as a visiting professor at Tufts in Boston in 1974. Doctor Campbell grew up in Panama, graduated from college at Yale, and medical school at Yale with honors in 1940. He began his training under Dr Dallas Phemister in Chicago and completed his residency at the University of Chicago Clincis under Dr Howard Hatcher in 1948 after a brief interlude in the military. He was an influential chairman of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery in Albany, New York from 1948 until 1975, transferring to Massachusetts General Hospital. His teaching in the field of pathology and basic science was recognized throughout the world. His publications were focused mainly on topics of orthopaedic
pathology and his research included histologic studies. He served on the Committee on Pathology of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was the orthopaedic representative of the Surgical Study Section of the National Institutes of Health to name two of his organizational participations (photo courtesy of Mohinder Mital, MD).


No question is unimportant, as is evident as Crawford Campbell intently listens to a question. He could make the most junior resident at ease.

Bone and soft-tissue sarcomas represent < 1% of all malignancies.
Nevertheless, they and their benign counterpart, represent a significant problem for the orthopaedic surgeon, the radiologist, and the pathologist. This whole mount proximal tibial section was cut in by Crawford Campbell, MD from an AKA specimen in a young boy in 1974. The extent of the osteosarcoma from the diaphysis to the physeal plate can be seen in this low power view (1X)(courtesy of Mohinder Mital, MD).

"It is amazing now and then what a surgeon can do if fortified with an aggressive attitude in operating for cancer." Owen Harding Wangensteen