George W. Smith, M.D. (1916-1964).

Angela Viers, Marshall B. Allen, Cargill H. Alleyne

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Dr. George W. Smith is credited with developing the Smith-Robinson procedure, the automatic drill, the vessel-encircling aneurysm clip, and treatment of tic douloureux with stilbamidine. His contributions to neurosurgery were unfortunately truncated by his untimely death. This article highlights his career and his contributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)800-803
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Viers, A., Allen, M. B., & Alleyne, C. H. (2012). George W. Smith, M.D. (1916-1964). Journal of neurosurgery, 117(4), 800-803.