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Hugh Cairns and the origin of British neurosurgery.

Abstract:

Sir Hugh Cairns, the first Nuffield Professor of Surgery in Oxford and consultant neurosurgeon to the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II, was a leader in helping to establish neurosurgery as a speciality in Britain. After learning the craft from Dr Harvey Cushing in Boston, Cairns fought against the general surgical orthodoxy in London to establish the first specialised neurosurgical unit in a teaching hospital. We review his early life, training with Cushing, his inspiring characte...

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10.1080/02688690701317193

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Journal:
British journal of neurosurgery
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
190-196
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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EISSN:
1360-046X
ISSN:
0268-8697
URN:
uuid:2a6dcceb-ac04-4dc3-bea5-278c4f025757
Source identifiers:
311467
Local pid:
pubs:311467
Language:
English
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