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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sir Victor Horsley

1857-1916

 
 
Sir Victor Horsley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Sir Victor Horsley Marker
Inscription.
Pioneer of
Neurosurgery and
Social Reformer
lived here

 
Erected 2015 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 31.416′ N, 0° 8.036′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Gower Street just south of University Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Gower Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1E 6AP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Trevithick (within shouting distance of this marker); George Dance (The Younger) (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); London School of Tropical Medicine (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); First Anaesthesia in England (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); In Memory of Auxiliary Firemen (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); T.S. Eliot (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Robert Aickman (approx. half a kilometer away); Sir Samuel Romilly (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Blue Plaque for Victor Horsley (English Heritage, June 2015). "Responsible for several operating ‘firsts’, Horsley
Sir Victor Horsley Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Sir Victor Horsley Marker - Wide View
was arguably without peer in successful intracranial operations before 1890. One modern worldwide historical survey of brain surgery states that he ‘may legitimately be called the first neurosurgeon’. Horsley also played a leading part in the eradication of rabies in Britain, chairing the Society for the Prevention of Hydrophobia and acting as secretary to an important government committee of investigation; he was a strong advocate of the muzzling of dogs, a matter of great controversy." (Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 

2. Sir Victor Horsley - An Inspiration (The BMJ, December 21, 2006). "You probably know nothing of this extraordinary late Victorian and Edwardian age surgeon, but you should. Horsley contributed on so many different fronts: pioneering neurosurgeon, ardent experimenter, medical politician, social reformer, and author. If you ever need a doctor as a role model, a medical figure of international importance who was also a vocal social conscience, look no further." (Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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