By Richard Clarke
Ulster has produced a powerful variety of surgeons who've received world-wide renown. None has been extra celebrated, or extra deserving of a biography than Sir Ian Fraser whose existence spanned virtually the complete of the 20 th century. Following a brillant collage profession, Fraser's education occupied many of the inter-war years. As with such a lot innovatory surgeons, his profession fairly flourished in war-time stipulations. in the course of the moment international conflict, he was once on the leading edge of the early box trials of a drug that will profit the complete of mankind - penecillin - first, within the the most important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and talent he constantly confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he used to be offered the prestigious carrier Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria health facility Belfast, within which he used to be to serve with equivalent contrast until eventually his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may possibly in simple terms were written by means of a person who used to be taught by way of Fraser and who then labored along him. the result is an engaging, and expert total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the health practitioner, the trainer, the author and, notably, the man.
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A Surgeon's Century: The Life of Sir Ian Fraser by Richard Clarke