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Lewis Cass Spencer Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

SpencerLewisLEWIS CASS SPENCER, Med 1911, was the first orthopaedic resident at the School of Medicine and the first orthopaedic surgeon in Louisiana, where he spent his entire career, after a tour of duty in England and France as a captain in the United States Army. He spent 20 years in private practice, including a part-time position on the staff of the Tulane University School of Medicine. He then entered public health and was successful in convincing the state legislature to begin the Crippled Children’s Program, which is still functioning today. Dr. Spencer received a master’s degree in public health and tropical medicine at Tulane in 1948 and for many years was director of the Louisiana State Department of Health. He died in 1975 at the age of 87.