Neurosurgery at a Fork in the Road for the Second Time in 100 Years: An Editorial
100 years ago, Harvey Cushing, faced with an unacceptable rate of mortality from neurosurgical procedures, took the courageous step of separating neurosurgery from the field of surgery to improve outcomes. He was heavily criticized for this step by some surgeons of the time.
100 years later, based again on the issue of outcomes,
NEUROSURGERY FINDS ITSELF AT A FORK IN THE ROAD ONCE AGAIN
On this, the 3rd anniversary of the founding of the Dandy Society, I share the above model with you, my colleagues, neurosurgeons around the world. May we all continue to seek to develop our field and improve the outcomes of our patients worldwide.
Saleem I. Abdulrauf, MD, FACS
Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society
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