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I was shocked to read about Penn State's dismissal of head physician Wayne Sebastianelli. He is the epitome of a sports orthopedic surgeon, one who is respected and admired by his peers for his competence in caring for athletes. To remove someone of his excellence is a travesty.
Patrick E. Clare, University of Nebraska, Team Orthopedic Surgeon, Lincoln, Neb.
As a lifelong Penn State fan I was disheartened by David Epstein's story about the training and medical staff problem (What Still Ails Penn State). While this is a serious issue, and I understand that the school is under the microscope after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, why was this considered newsworthy? This is not the first internal power struggle at a major university, nor will it be the last. We've suffered enough. Let it go.
Jim Brown, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Of the many, many things Joe Paterno did, his requirement that an orthopedic surgeon be available at all times stands near the top. The decision to erase this legacy seems petty and dangerous.
John W. Carlson, Beavercreek, Ohio
I was disappointed to read that Penn State's operation has not become transparent but even more opaque.
Doris Raney, Athens, Texas