By Richard Clarke
Ulster has produced a magnificent 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 lifestyles spanned virtually the full of the twentieth century. Following a brillant college profession, Fraser's education occupied lots of the inter-war years. As with such a lot innovatory surgeons, his occupation particularly flourished in war-time stipulations. throughout the moment global conflict, he used to be on the leading edge of the early box trials of a drug that will gain the total of mankind - penecillin - first, within the an important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and ability he regularly confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he was once presented the prestigious provider Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria health facility Belfast, within which he was once to serve with equivalent contrast till his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may simply were written by means of an individual who was once taught by means of Fraser and who then labored along him. the result is an engaging, and educated total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the health care provider, the trainer, the author and, certainly, the man.
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A Surgeon's Century: The Life of Sir Ian Fraser by Richard Clarke