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Ari M. Blitz, A. Karim Ahmed and Daniele Rigamonti

. Methods After receiving IRB approval, we performed a retrospective review of Walter Dandy’s archival material housed at The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins University as well as published articles pertaining to hydrocephalus. The number of operations per year and the type of operation performed, as well as Dandy’s classification of the etiology of hydrocephalus, were recorded from his case logs. This information was correlated with Dandy’s hydrocephalus-related contributions in the literature. Results CSF Flow and Obstruction Dandy and co

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Ryan Brewster, Wenya Linda Bi, Timothy R. Smith, William B. Gormley, Ian F. Dunn and Edward R. Laws Jr.

with TBI. To fill this gap in neuroanatomical knowledge, they approached one of Bennett’s colleagues at Johns Hopkins, and one of the world’s experts on the brain, famed neurosurgeon Walter Edward Dandy. 27 Dandy and the Advancement of Batting Helmet Design Walter Dandy had harbored a keen interest in baseball ever since his childhood. He was described by one of his roommates as a “hard student, a hard player and a hard sleeper.” 10 Despite this reputation, he often balanced his studies in secondary school, and later at the University of Missouri, with pick

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Wesley Hsu, Khan W. Li, Markus Bookland and George I. Jallo

into Dr. Walter Dandy's hands. Although many great surgeons played essential roles in the infant years of neuroendoscopy—William Mixter (first endoscopic third ventriculostomy), 22 Temple Fay and Francis Grant (first photographic images of the interior of the ventricles using a cystoscope), 16 Tracy Putnam (endoscopic cauterization of the choroid plexus) 24 —Dandy has received singular attention for his contributions to this field and is widely credited as the “Father of Neuroendoscopy.” This is not an undeserved title. Walter Dandy was a superior surgeon and

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Rob J. M. Groen, Peter J. Koehler and Alfred Kloet

was aware of the reports describing excellent results from the US, which he nevertheless regarded with some skepticism. He was known internationally for his studies of the visual system (especially the retinal topography in the lateral geniculate body 4 ), which resulted in the invitation to read the Herter Foundation Lecture at Johns Hopkins University in 1926. 14 While preparing for this trip, Brouwer wrote to Walter Dandy and Harvey Cushing, expressing his desire to observe them perform surgery on “some fine cases of brain tumors” ( Fig. 1 ). Both responded

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Robert B. King, Richard L. Davis and George H. Collins

with respect to growth, development, and behavior until July 1929. At the time it was noted that his head had enlarged from 58 to 61.5 cm during a 6-month period. He was referred to The Johns Hopkins University Hospital where a right temporal craniotomy was performed by Dr. Walter Dandy on February 18, 1930. Six months following surgery the patient's mother began to notice a slight swelling at the incision site and some bulging of the anterior fontanelle. The boy's head circumference had increased approximately 1.5 cm in the intervening period. In January 1931, he

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Donlin M. Long

neurosurgical and neurological patients admitted to the hospital during the first year of its existence, the patients seen during Harvey Cushing's first year on the faculty, the patients treated at the end of Harvey Cushing's 12-year career at Johns Hopkins, the patients treated at the end of Walter Dandy's long career as chief of neurosurgery, the variety of surgical cases managed near the end of Earl Walker's tenure, and the current experience. Neurosurgical Admissions: 1889–1901 In light of the subsequent development of ophthalmology and neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins

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Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, Bruce Geryk, Devin K. Binder and R. Shane Tubbs

3 of the posterior transcallosal approach to the third ventricle and pineal tumors was a pioneering effort. It also heralded the controversies regarding the application of transcallosal versus transcortical approaches to the anterior third ventricle that persist to this day. Walter Dandy's contributions to third ventricular surgery included his 1933 Benign Tumors in the Third Ventricle of the Brain: Diagnosis and Treatment . 2 In this monograph, he reported on 21 patients who constitute the substance for the foundation of surgery in the third ventricle. A

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Ryan M. Kretzer, Ranice W. Crosby, David A. Rini and Rafael J. Tamargo

D orcas Hager Padget (1906–1973; Fig. 1 ) was a bright, gifted, and inquisitive woman who was raised in a time when women had limited opportunities in the fields of medicine and scientific research. She attended college for only 3 years, leaving school early to train at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a medical artist. While working for Walter Dandy, she honed her artistic skills, gaining fame as a neurosurgical illustrator ( Fig. 2 ). Hager Padget's scientific curiosity and Dandy's confidence in her abilities led to her first foray into medical

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William B. Borden and Rafael J. Tamargo

T he origins of modern neurological surgery in the early 20th century can be traced to the work of Harvey Cushing and Walter Dandy; their contributions provided the framework on which the specialty developed. In those early years of neurosurgery, however, there was another key contributor by the name of George Julius Heuer (1882–1950; Fig. 1 ). A contemporary of Cushing and Dandy, Heuer trained and worked with these two men at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and there he developed some of the fundamental concepts and procedures of modern neurosurgery. Whereas

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Deon F. Louw, Taro Kaibara and Garnette R. Sutherland

. Pioneering Era The modern goal of intracranial aneurysm surgery is to isolate the thin-walled sac from the arterial flow while maintaining the normal patency of the parent artery and adjacent branches. On March 23, 1937, Walter Dandy 4 was the first person to accomplish this by applying a V-shaped, malleable silver clip to the neck of an internal carotid artery aneurysm. Dandy's paper is a fascinating account of his treatment of a 43-year-old alcoholic man who had a painful right third nerve palsy. A diagnosis of “aneurysm along the circle of Willis” was contemplated