On February 25,1886, in San Francisco, California the first documented resection of a primary brain tumor in the United States was performed by Drs.
Hirschfelder and Morse.
This operation followed fourteen months after the first recognized resection of a primary brain tumor in history was performed by Mr.
Rickman Godlee in London, England, November 25,1884.
Hirschfelder and Morse's operation is presented, and the contemporary medical technology that made this operation possible is summarized.
The unique circumstances that explain the occurrence of this milestone in the history of American neurosurgery are documented.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur, Intracrânien, Chirurgie, Histoire, Médecine, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tumor, Intracranial, Surgery, History, Medicine, North America, America, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0451558
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.