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 lifestyles spanned virtually the complete of the twentieth century. Following a brillant collage profession, Fraser's education occupied many of the inter-war years. As with such a lot innovatory surgeons, his occupation particularly flourished in war-time stipulations. through the moment global struggle, he used to be on the leading edge of the early box trials of a drug that may profit the full of mankind - penecillin - first, within the an important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and ability he continuously confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he was once provided the celebrated provider Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria clinic Belfast, during which he was once to serve with equivalent contrast till his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may possibly purely were written by way of somebody who used to be taught through Fraser and who then labored along him. the end result is an engaging, and knowledgeable total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the general practitioner, the trainer, the author and, primarily, the man.
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A Surgeon's Century: The Life of Sir Ian Fraser by Richard Clarke