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Doctor Who Pioneered Tommy John Surgery Dies (Dr. Frank Jobe)
AP via ABC News ^
| March 7, 2014
| Beth Harris
Posted on 03/07/2014 11:12:54 AM PST by EveningStar
Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday. He was 88.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; frankjobe; jobe; obituary; tommyjohn; tommyjohnsurgery; ucl
Doctor Who, I thought he could just regenerate???
posted on 03/07/2014 11:14:14 AM PST
You must always take care when using the words doctor and who in any sentence, the next thing you know there will be a big blue police box next to you.
posted on 03/07/2014 11:37:36 AM PST
(I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
Dr. Jobe operated on my sister in the 1970s. He was in high demand and she was fortunate to get him. RIP good doctor.
posted on 03/07/2014 11:39:21 AM PST
by ha maker
(Sanity for lurkers)
I was always under the impression that the surgeon who fixed Tommy John was David Altchek.
posted on 03/07/2014 11:41:22 AM PST
posted on 03/07/2014 11:44:40 AM PST
by Blood of Tyrants
(Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
I’m old enough to remember when Tommy John was a pitcher, not a surgery ;)
posted on 03/07/2014 11:47:04 AM PST
For us geeks, we had to read that headline about 50 times.
posted on 03/07/2014 11:51:49 AM PST
posted on 03/07/2014 11:52:34 AM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
That Doctor Who in titles usually catches my attention and then the rest.
posted on 03/07/2014 11:52:48 AM PST
(There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
That procedure has really changed baseball, especially in the last 10 years or so when they really got it down pat. Not sure if it’s all for the better, but at least some of it is.
posted on 03/07/2014 11:59:03 AM PST
I am kind of wondering if we’re approaching the end of Dr Who since we’re at number 13. (unless something unusual is fixin to happen)
posted on 03/07/2014 12:03:58 PM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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That doctor is legend in medicine ES
OH RIP Dr Jobes
posted on 03/07/2014 12:42:58 PM PST
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To: GraceG; Mastador1; wally_bert; cripplecreek; Blood of Tyrants
My first reaction was the same: “Doctor Who?” which one?
posted on 03/07/2014 1:40:52 PM PST
(Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
Rest in peace, Dr Jobes.
You saved the careers of many pitchers.
posted on 03/07/2014 5:52:34 PM PST
(9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
He died fighting the Daleks. He’s a hero.
It’ll turn out that The Doctor is really The Master.
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