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Our Surgical Heritage: Walter Edward Dandy: A Founding Father of Neurosurgery

Rao R Ivatury

Keywords : Brain, Decompressive craniectomy, Neurosurgery

Citation Information : Ivatury RR. Our Surgical Heritage: Walter Edward Dandy: A Founding Father of Neurosurgery. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2021; 10 (3):121-125.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1352

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim: Pay homage to a founding Father of Neurosurgery. Materials and methods: Literature review. Background: Walter Dandy was a neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. Trained by Harvey Cushing, another founding father of the specialty, Dandy excelled in his technical ability and became the leading neurosurgeon at Hopkins till death at 60 in 1946. His contributions to the field of neurosurgery include 160 articles and five books, among them a classic text on neurosurgery, “Surgery of the Brain” (1935) and many original operative procedures. Clinical significance: Surgical heritage review.


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