SRS Newsletter
June 2013
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Obituary

Page Walker Nelson, MD

Page Walker Nelson

Page Walker Nelson was a year ahead of me in the Baylor orthopaedic surgery program. I was not fortunate enough to have a rotation with him, but from what I heard from other residents, he was well liked by residents and staff. I did have the opportunity to see patients he had cared for and his work was always of the highest character.

He practiced with Dr. Paul Harrington for a period of time before entering private practice. He had a keen interest in scoliosis and was an advocate for the use of prophylactic antibiotics. He was an early member of the SRS, joining in 1973 and continuing after retirement as an emeritus member.

Dr. Nelson had a great interest in art, photography, and music and sang in the choir of the Central Presbyterian Church and the Houston Chamber Singers.

He was devoted to his wife Marjorie, his children and grandchildren. My last opportunity to visit with Page and his wife was about ten years ago at a Texas Orthopaedic Society dinner, when they sat at a table with Shirley and me. We had a truly delightful visit.

Page Nelson was a good and caring orthopaedic surgeon and will be greatly missed.

Albert E. Sanders, MD
San Antonio, TX