By Richard Clarke
Ulster has produced a magnificent variety of surgeons who've received world-wide renown. None has been extra celebrated, or extra deserving of a biography than Sir Ian Fraser whose lifestyles spanned virtually the total of the 20 th century. Following a brillant college occupation, Fraser's education occupied many of the inter-war years. As with so much innovatory surgeons, his occupation fairly flourished in war-time stipulations. through the moment global struggle, he was once on the leading edge of the early box trials of a drug that may profit the complete of mankind - penecillin - first, within the an important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and talent he continually confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he was once presented the prestigious carrier Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria clinic Belfast, during which he was once to serve with equivalent contrast until eventually his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may possibly in simple terms were written by way of an individual who was once taught by means of Fraser and who then labored along him. the end result is an engaging, and trained total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the general practitioner, the instructor, the author and, specially, the man.
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