Sir Victor Horsley (1857-1916): pioneer of neurological surgery.

@article{Tan2002SirVH,
  title={Sir Victor Horsley (1857-1916): pioneer of neurological surgery.},
  author={T. C. Tan and Peter McL. Black},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={
          607-11; discussion 611-2
        }
}
Immortalized in surgical history for the introduction of "antiseptic wax," Sir Victor Horsley played a pivotal role in shaping the face of standard neurosurgical practice. His contributions include the first laminectomy for spinal neoplasm, the first carotid ligation for cerebral aneurysm, the curved skin flap, the transcranial approach to the pituitary gland, intradural division of the trigeminal nerve root for trigeminal neuralgia, and surface marking of the cerebral cortex. A tireless… 

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A hundred years ago was born a man who would bear one of the most famous names in surgery. What may have been the ambitions of John Callcott and Rosamund Horsley for this third son we cannot know. It

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