Byron Stookey: 'The old lion' - An unsung giant of neurosurgery

Howard H. Kaufman, James Tait Goodrich

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Abstract

BYRON POLK STOOKEY, an outstanding clinician and teacher, served as Director and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Neurological Institute of New York Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Highlights of his clinical contribution include improved peripheral nerve and spine surgery and subtemporal trigeminal nerve section for tic douloureux. Through diverse activities in both the political and academic arenas of patient care, education, and research. Stookey helped to build and strengthen neurosurgery between the world wars and helped to prepare the foundation for the accomplishments of recent decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-388
Number of pages6
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

Keywords

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Byron Polk Stookey
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • History of medicine
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Spine
  • Surgery of spine
  • Tic douloureux

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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