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AANS Section on the History of Neurological Surgery

Wednesday, May 2 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator(s): T Forcht Dagi, MD, MPH, MBA, DMedSc, FAANS; Mark C. Preul, MD

2:00 pm - 2:02 pm

Introduction to the Victor Horsley Lectureship

Mark C. Preul, MD

2:03 pm - 2:48 pm

The Sir Victor Horsley Lecture in History of Neurosurgery

David G. Kline, MD, FAANS(L)

Dr. Kline is retired emeritus chair and Boyd professor of neurosurgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He was recruited in 1967 to help begin a training program in neurosurgery there. He is the founding chairman of their neurosurgery department and he also remained the only chairman for the next 35 years, until he stepped down from the position in 2006. His research and clinical interests focus on nerve injuries, especially the neurophysiology of regeneration and peripheral nerve tumors.

Dr. Kline has held several positions with organizations, including secretary and president of the New Orleans Neurologic Society, and is the recipient of such awards as the 2006 AANS Cushing Medal, the 2008 CNS Founders Laurel award and the 2017 Neurological Society of Americas (NSA) gold medal. He is the author of 375 articles and chapters, two books and several monographs. He is presently serving on the editorial boards of a number of journals.

2:49 pm - 2:59 pm

Question and Answer Session

3:00 pm - 3:02 pm

Introduction of the Vesalius Award

Mark C. Preul, MD

3:03 pm - 3:13 pm

700. Travels to the Tropics: “Deutschtum” and Fedor Krause’s visits to Brazil

Saul A. da Silva, MD (Brazil)

Vesalius Award

3:14 pm - 3:24 pm

701. Victor Horsley and Surgical Management of Firearm Injuries of the Head

T Forcht Dagi, MD, MPH, MBA, DMedSc, FAANS

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

702. Astronaut Michael Collins; Apollo 8 and the Anterior Cervical Fusion that Changed the History of the Human Spaceflight

Richard Menger, MD MPA

3:36 pm - 3:46 pm


Mentor Petrela, MD, PhD (Albania)

3:47 pm - 3:57 pm

704. Insights into the Past And Future of Atlantoaxial Stabilization Techniques

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

3:58 pm - 4:08 pm

705. Louise Eisenhardt’s Personal Notes: how she and “Dr C” collected data and followed patients

Kelsey Hundley, MD

4:09 pm - 4:19 pm

706. The History of the Operating Microscope in Neurosurgery: Spectacles to Virtual Reality

Robert Asa Scranton, MD

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm

707. Why Did Psychosurgery Fail the First Time Around?

T Forcht Dagi, MD, MPH, MBA, DMedSc, FAANS

4:31 pm - 4:41 pm

708. Physician Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Implications for Service for today's Neurosurgical Leaders

Gail L. Rosseau, MD, FAANS

4:42 pm - 4:52 pm

709. The Neurosurgery Ancestry Tree

Ghaith Habboub, MD

4:53 pm - 5:00 pm

Question and Answer Session