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Chapter 8 - Measures of the Man

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 January 2022

Michael J. Aminoff
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Unlike the conventional image of a successful doctor, Horsley was thin, pale, and restless, with piercing blue-gray eyes and a daunting manner.1 He had a small lock of white hair just above his forehead (as did his brother Gerald), heavy eyebrows, and a rather bushy moustache. His clothing was comfortable – he preferred shirts with soft, loose collars – rather than fashionable, and he spurned the frock-coat, then the uniform of the medical establishment. He had a tremendous presence and an infectious laugh, attracting attention as soon as he entered a room, the impact of his personality immediately evident.

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Victor Horsley
The World's First Neurosurgeon and His Conscience
, pp. 89 - 104
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Measures of the Man
  • Michael J. Aminoff, University of California, San Francisco
  • Book: Victor Horsley
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  • Book: Victor Horsley
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  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009071734.009
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