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Arthur Schüller: Founder of Neuroradiology

A Life On Two Continents

$20.00
ISBN
9781925736601
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By John Keith Henderson with Michael A Henderson
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 232
Book Size 156 x 234 mm
Imprint Hybrid Publishing
Release Date 15 Feb 2021
Subject Classification Memoirs

Professor Arthur Schüller (1874–1957) was a distinguished pioneer in the field of neuroradiology. His research rapidly made him the pre-eminent authority on the radiology of the skull and brain in the German-speaking world, particularly after the publication of his two books, including a monograph on diseases of the head, which became the standard textbook then and during the whole “classic era” of neuroradiology.

He was a university professor at the age of 35, author of many scientific articles in medical journals, and is credited with the first description of three diseases and three operations.

Schüller was also a refugee – fleeing Austria with his wife in 1938 and settling in Melbourne in 1939. The analysis of his career is woven into the personal history of his family. Tragically, his later years were darkened by the news from Europe that his two sons had perished in a concentration camp.

About the author

Keith Henderson (1923–2017) was a young neurosurgical trainee at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne when he met and worked closely with Schüller. Later, Henderson served for many years as the Head of the Neurosurgery Unit at St Vincent’s. Keith’s son Michael, oncology surgeon at St Vincent’s and Professor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne, completed the book after his father’s death.