Dr. Pasquale Garramone, a pioneer in medicine and physical therapy, died. Cause of death was not released. He was 95.
When he was 14, Garramone lost his left leg to osteomyelitis, a bone inflammation. The doctors who saved his life also inspired him to join the profession and aid other amputees.
For more than 50 years, Garramone helped thousands of wounded World War II veterans adapt to their combat disabilities. While on staff at Oak Forest Hospital in Oak Forest, Ill., Garramone ran the physical medicine department and assisted in the development of a new harness system for prosthetic legs.