Kernohan has been recognized as the first neurosurgeon to report an intramedullary schwannoma case in 1952, though Penfield had already described an intramedullary lesion with schwannomas characteristics in 1932 1).
The Mount Sinai Hospital was founded in 1852 under the name “The Jews' Hospital.” Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital can be traced to the work of Dr. Charles Albert Elsberg. In 1932, the Department of Neurosurgery was created under the direction of Dr. Ira Cohen. The history of neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital is recounted by Oppenheim 2).
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