By Richard Clarke
Ulster has produced a magnificent 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 full of the twentieth century. Following a brillant college occupation, Fraser's education occupied lots of the inter-war years. As with such a lot innovatory surgeons, his occupation rather flourished in war-time stipulations. through the moment global struggle, he was once on the vanguard of the early box trials of a drug that may gain the total of mankind - penecillin - first, within the the most important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and talent he continuously confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he used to be provided the celebrated provider Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria health facility Belfast, within which he was once to serve with equivalent contrast till his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may perhaps simply were written by way of an individual who used to be taught through Fraser and who then labored along him. the result is an interesting, and expert total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the general practitioner, the instructor, the author and, specifically, the man.
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A Surgeon's Century: The Life of Sir Ian Fraser by Richard Clarke