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On 1 October 1971 the first patient was scanned and the data sent off for analysis. The resulting images were examined by the hospital's neuroradiologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons who immediately appreciated their value. There was international media interest and hundreds of clinicians visited the hospital to see the new scanner. Hounsfield shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with the physicist Allan M. Cormack “for the development of computer assisted tomography”


In 1971, Heineman and colleagues became the first to report the successful medical management of a brain abscess 1).


Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) was first described as a distinct neuropathological entity in 1971 by Taylor and colleagues.


The first case of a total en bloc spondylectomy was published by Bertil Stener in 1971 in a case of chondrosarcoma of T6–T8 in a 49-year-old farmer 2)


First described in 1971, GFAP is a type III intermediate filament (IF) protein that maps, in humans, to 17q21.

1)
H.S. Heineman, A.I. Braude, J.L. Osterholm Intracranial suppurative disease. Early presumptive diagnosis and successful treatment without surgery JAMA, 218 (1971), pp. 1542-1547
2)
Stener B. Total spondylectomy in chondrosarcoma arising from the seventh thoracic vertebra. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1971 May;53(2):288-95. PubMed PMID: 4931082.
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