The first primary brain-tumor operation.

@article{Kirkpatrick1984TheFP,
  title={The first primary brain-tumor operation.},
  author={Dahlia Kirkpatrick},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={809-13}
}
On November 25, 1884, Mr. Rickman J. Godlee performed the first recognized resection of a primary brain tumor. This operation was carried out at the suggestion of Dr. A. Hughes Bennett, a neurologist at The Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis, Regents Park, London, England. Other operations for intracranial tumor had been performed but were for extracerebral meningeal or osseous tumors. The "first" operation for a primary cerebral tumor by Godlee was meticulously described and well documented… CONTINUE READING
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