Revista argentina de neurocirugía
versión On-line ISSN 1850-1532
Modern neurosurgery as a discipline of medicine and as a specialty of surgery was born mainly in the northern hemisphere and in the 20th Century. South American pioneers, including Argentine neurosurgeons got training in foreign medical centers and then founded local neurosurgical centers and training programs. The 20th Century witnessed the phenomenon of the migration of peoples. Some Argentine neurosurgeons established their residence outside Argentina where they practiced and some are still practicing the "Princess of Surgical Specialties". A brief summary of the development of neurosurgery in the World, South America and Argentina precedes the presentation of a list of biographical sketches describing the personal and professional lives of some Argentine neurosurgeons throughout the world. This will be published in four parts. This contribution adds to the excellent publications dealing with the history of neurosurgery in Argentina.
Palabras clave : Argentine Neurosurgeons; History of Argentine Neurosurgery.