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Mannitol was introduced into clinical use in 1961 1).


Basilar bifurcation aneurysm were considered inoperable until Charles George Drake reported 4 cases in 1961 2) , with larger series reported later 3).


In 1961 Margolis et al. proved through autopsy sectioning of 4 fatal intracranial hematomas that microarteriovenous malformations could act as sources of hemorrhage 4).


The first independent International Neurosurgical Congress in 1961 in Washington D.C. The nominating proposed the slate for the next Congress and coming four years. This slate was accepted unanimously with Paul C. Bucy as president and Bronson Ray as secretary.

The interim meeting was held in Copenhagen. Dr. James White, chairman of the program committee presented the following topics:

1) radioactivity and heavy radiation particles in neurosurgery,

2) re-evaluation of surgery in the treatment of pain,

3) space occupying lesions of the central nervous system,

4) management of hydrocephalus and

5) biology and chemistry of the nervous system.

There was a closed television set with the operating room in the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Via a panel it was possible to discuss with the surgeons in Baltimore during the surgical procedure. On October 15, 1961 the president officially opened the Congress with the words, that this was the first independent Neurosurgical Congress. There was also a warm and wholeheartedly welcome from the President John F. Kennedy.

Publications

1)
Wise BL, Chater N: Use of hypertonic mannitol solutions to lower cerebrospinal fluid pressure and decrease brain bulk in man. Surg Forum 1961; 12:398–399
2)
Drake CG. Bleeding Aneurysms of the Basilar Artery: Direct Surgical Management in Four Cases. J Neurosurg. 1961; 18:230–238
3)
Drake CG. Further Experience with Surgical Treat- ment of Aneurysms of the Basilar Artery. J Neurosurg. 1968; 29:372–392
4)
MARGOLIS G, ODOM GL, WOODHALL B. Further experiences with small vascular malformations as a cause of massive intracerebral bleeding. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1961 Jan;20:161-7. PubMed PMID: 13766688.
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