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 NI FEATURE: JOURNEY THROUGH THE EONS - COMMENTARY
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 304--307

Walter Edward Dandy (1886-1946): The epitome of adroitness and dexterity in Neurosurgery


Department of Neuromedicine, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Kalyan B Bhattacharyya
Department of Neuromedicine, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.227266

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Walter Edward Dandy did pioneering work in Neurosurgery in the early part of the 19th century. He worked all his life at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in USA and contributed extensively to research in hydrocephalus, the physiology of the cerebrospinal fluid and devised the technique of pneumoencephalography, apart from performing the first clipping operation in cerebral aneurysm and the division of the trigeminal nerve in neuralgic pain. This article summarizes his immense contributions in the field of Neurosurgery.






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