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 lifestyles spanned nearly the full of the twentieth century. Following a brillant college profession, Fraser's education occupied many of the inter-war years. As with so much innovatory surgeons, his occupation quite flourished in war-time stipulations. through the moment international struggle, he used to be on the vanguard of the early box trials of a drug that might gain the full of mankind - penecillin - first, within the an important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and talent he always confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he was once presented the celebrated provider Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria health center Belfast, during 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 perhaps in simple terms were written by means of anyone who used to be taught through Fraser and who then labored along him. the result is an interesting, and knowledgeable total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the health care professional, the trainer, the author and, primarily, the man.
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A Surgeon's Century: The Life of Sir Ian Fraser by Richard Clarke