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The year 2012 was the 50th anniversary of the Korean Neurosurgical Society, and in 2013, the 15th World Congress of Neurosurgery took place in Seoul, Korea. Thus, it is an appropriate occasion to introduce the world to the history of the Korean Neurosurgical Society and the foundation, development, and growth of Korean neurosurgery. Historical materials and pictures were collected and reviewed from the history book and photo albums of the Korean Neurosurgical Society. During the last 50 years, the Korean Neurosurgical Society and Korean neurosurgery have developed and grown enormously not only in quantity but also in quality. In every aspect, the turning point from the old to the new era of the Korean Neurosurgical Society and Korean neurosurgery was the year 1980 1).

see Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society.



Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Republic of Korea.


Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital

Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Gachon University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.


Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Department of Neurosurgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea


Department of Neurosurgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.

Hwang SN. History of Korean Neurosurgery. World Neurosurg. 2015 Aug;84(2):192-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.07.016. Epub 2014 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 25064423.
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