Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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July 14, 2007

Dr. Wood W. Lovell dies at the age of 90


ST. SIMONS ISLAND— Dr. Wood W. Lovell died here Friday. He was 90 years old.

He was well known in this area for holding a state Crippled Children’s Clinic in Cordele one day a month for 30 years. The clinic served 13 counties and he always looked forward to clinic day.

He graduated from Mississippi State University and Tulane University School

of Medicine. Following an internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, he volunteered and served as Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in England and France during World War II.

At the conclusion of the war, her returned to Charity Hospital for a three year residency in orthopaedics followed by a two-year fellowship in children’s orthopaedics at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Decatur

In 1965, Dr. Lovell became the medical director of the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.

He was a visiting professor at 20 universities in this country and also in Hong Kong, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Colombia. When the cultural revolution ended in China, Dr. Lovell led a group of 12 U.S. orthopaedic surgeons there at the request of the Chinese Minister of Health.

In Washington, D.C., he received Masonry’s Grand Cross Court of Honor Award and was a 33rd degree Mason and Shriner.

Lovell retired in 1982 and moved to Sea Island. Shortly afterwards, he became Medical Director of Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonsville. He remained with Nemours 10 years including serving on the Board of Managers of the Nemours Foundation. He also served as secretary of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and was a trustee of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and on the Medical Advisory Board of the Shriner’s Hospitals for 20 years.

He Served as co-editor of the first and second edition of the textbook Lovell and Winter, “Pediatric Orthopaedics, Volumes One and Two.” President of the Atlanta Orthopaedic Society, Ga. Orthopaedic Society, Pediatric Society of North America and in 1980 served as president of the American Orthopaedic Assoc.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Simons United Methodist Church.

Dr. Lovell is survived by his wife of 64 years and his college sweetheart, Carolyn Howell Lovell.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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