Dr Papineau received his medical degree Magna Cum Laude from Université de Montréal in 1952 then completed specialities in general and in orthopedic surgery.
He founded the orthopedic services at Hôpital Notre-Dame and was the medical director for 25 years. He also provided care at Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc and Saint-Luc Hospitals.
He is best known for creating and perfecting the Papineau Technique of open bone grafting to treat chronic osteomyelitis.
He was an invited Professor throughout the world and presented his research at multiple international conferences.
He was appointed a full professor at Université de Montréal based on his scientific work, publications and support to residents in orthopedics. He was a creative surgeon and very nice person.
His wife let us know that they remembered the many EBJIS meetings in Europe that were “always very cordial”. We wish her and her children all strength needed and are grateful for their attendance all that years.
Dr Andor Boda was part of the preparatory meeting organized in Lyon, May 19, 1982, where the organization of the EBJIS Study Group was discussed.
The Study Group was founded in Paris on 12 November 1982 and Dr Boda was one of the co-founder.
His publication on Infections comes in 70s and 80s especially about osteomyelitis, gentakralen and flushing systems.
Dr. Boda was a warm, empathic and distinguished Doctor for our Society. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.
Guy Jenny was born in Strasbourg on 30 November 1932. After finishing high school, he studied medicine and finished in 1959 his dissertation in the field of occupational medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Strasbourg. He started his career at the Internal Trauma Centre of Strasbourg, where he worked for 40 years.
Further he specialized in knee surgery and sports traumatology. In 1968 he created the first Septic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in France.He was the author or co-author of more than 60 original articles in his specialty, published in several languages.
He presented more than 90 scientific papers during many of his trips to surgical congresses worldwide. Guy Jenny was one of the founding Members of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society, served as General Secretary for 10 years and chaired our society from 1992 to 1995. He was appointed Honorary Member in 1996.
Our association owes a lot to Guy Jenny. Our thoughts are with him and his family.