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 existence spanned virtually the full of the twentieth century. Following a brillant college occupation, Fraser's education occupied lots of the inter-war years. As with so much innovatory surgeons, his occupation fairly flourished in war-time stipulations. in the course of the moment international warfare, he used to be on the vanguard of the early box trials of a drug that may gain the entire of mankind - penecillin - first, within the an important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and talent he constantly confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he used to be offered the prestigious carrier Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria health center Belfast, within which he used to be to serve with equivalent contrast until eventually his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may well basically were written through a person who used to be taught through Fraser and who then labored along him. the end result is an interesting, and expert total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the health care professional, the instructor, the author and, particularly, the man.
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