Kenneth Grant Jamieson (1925–1976): his life and contributions to neurosurgery

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Manuscript submitted May 23, 2011. Accepted September 25, 2011. Kenneth Grant Jamieson is celebrated as one of Australia's top neurosurgeons. His most notable contributions to neurosurgery included novel treatments of aneurysms and pineal tumors and studies of head injury. Jamieson was also an innovator for the development of new neurosurgical instruments and renowned for his teaching abilities, prolificacy, and mentorship. This preeminent neurosurgeon's life was cut short at the age of 51. Our current understanding and knowledge of treatments of various neurosurgical diseases is based on pioneers such as Kenneth Grant Jamieson.

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Address correspondence to: R. Shane Tubbs, Ph.D., Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, Alabama 35233. email: shane.tubbs@chsys.org.

Please include this information when citing this paper: published online October 28, 2011; DOI: 10.3171/2011.9.JNS11879.

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    Photograph of Dr. Kenneth Grant Jamieson (1925–1976). Reprinted from J Clin Neurosci 11, Simpson D: Jamieson “Ladye Jayne” temporary vascular clip and applicator (Cushing/Cairns artery forceps), 935–936, Copyright (2004), with permission from Elsevier.

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    Photographs of Ladye Jayne Women's curl clip used for the temporary occlusion of the basilar artery by Jamieson (upper), and the Ladye Jayne vascular clip held by straight artery forceps with a rubber band to keep it open by gentle compression (lower). Reprinted from J Clin Neurosci 11, Simpson D: Jamieson “Ladye Jayne” temporary vascular clip and applicator (Cushing/Cairns artery forceps), 935–936, Copyright (2004), with permission from Elsevier.

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