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Everything to gain: Sir Hugh Cairns' treatment of central nervous system infection at Oxford and abroad.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23149954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antibiotics have revolutionized survival from central nervous system (CNS) infections. Sixty years after the death of Sir Hugh Cairns, we present archive material of historical interest from the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford from the time of his first trials of penicillin for CNS infection. We discuss Cairns' important wartime and subsequent contributions to antibiosis in CNS infection and include drawings by Audrey Arnott illustrating the surgical techniques used to treat abscesses at the time.
Joshua I Chalif; Martin J Gillies; Shailendra A Magdum; Tipu Z Aziz; Erlick A C Pereira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-18     Completed Date:  2013-08-09     Revised Date:  2014-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-42; discussion 142     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / history,  therapeutic use*
Central Nervous System Infections / drug therapy*,  history*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Physicians / history*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Hugh Cairns

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