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December 1932

CHARLES KARSNER MILLS: MEMORIAL MEETING OF THE PHILADELPHIA NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(6):1390-1410. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240060149009
Abstract

DR. MILLS' INTEREST IN NEUROSURGERY  Dr. FrazierIt is well within the compass of the truth to speak of Dr. Charles K. Mills, in this assemblage of his activities, as the inspiration of the Neurosurgical Clinic at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. And without exaggeration one might say further that had it not been for his enthusiasm and encouragement, the inauguration of the clinic as a unit might have been deferred for many years. With his vision he foresaw what might be accomplished were a clinic established devoted exclusively to the surgery of cerebral lesions.As for my association with the clinic at the time of its inauguration, I seemed to have no alternative; I was drafted by Dr. Mills for the service.Chronologically speaking, the first operation for tumor of the brain, witnessed by Dr. Mills, was performed by Dr. R. F. Weir in New York on

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