By Richard Clarke
Ulster has produced a magnificent variety of surgeons who've received world-wide renown. None has been extra celebrated, or extra deserving of a biography than Sir Ian Fraser whose lifestyles spanned nearly the entire of the 20 th century. Following a brillant college occupation, Fraser's education occupied lots of the inter-war years. As with so much innovatory surgeons, his profession relatively flourished in war-time stipulations. in the course of the moment global conflict, he used to be on the leading edge of the early box trials of a drug that will gain the entire of mankind - penecillin - first, within the the most important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and talent he regularly confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he was once offered the prestigious provider Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria clinic Belfast, during which he was once to serve with equivalent contrast till his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography might simply were written via somebody who used to be taught via Fraser and who then labored along him. the end result is an interesting, and expert total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the health care provider, the instructor, the author and, specifically, the man.
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