By Richard Clarke
Ulster has produced a powerful variety of surgeons who've won world-wide renown. None has been extra celebrated, or extra deserving of a biography than Sir Ian Fraser whose existence spanned nearly the total of the twentieth century. Following a brillant college occupation, Fraser's education occupied many of the inter-war years. As with such a lot innovatory surgeons, his occupation fairly flourished in war-time stipulations. throughout the moment global struggle, he used to be on the vanguard of the early box trials of a drug that will gain the complete of mankind - penecillin - first, within the the most important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and ability he continuously confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he used to be presented the celebrated provider Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria clinic Belfast, during which he used to be to serve with equivalent contrast until eventually his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may simply were written via anyone who used to be taught by way of Fraser and who then labored along him. the result is an engaging, and knowledgeable total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the physician, the instructor, the author and, primarily, the man.
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A Surgeon's Century: The Life of Sir Ian Fraser by Richard Clarke