100 years ago: Codman and the rotator cuff

By William Mallon, MD

It was May 1911. A new huge cruise ship, the Titanic, expected to be the flagship of the White Star Line, was launched from Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast, Northern Ireland, no one knowing at the time the fate that would befall it. In Mexico, Pancho Villa attacked government troops, and his revolution would succeed when those same troops surrendered on May 10, 1911. In Indianapolis, a long-distance automobile race, called the Indy 500, was first held and was won by Ray Harroun, driving his Marmon Wasp, in 6 hours, 42 minutes. Few expected much to come of the race, and few expected it would still be held 100 years hence.

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