CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.
Today’s History Feature:
Sir William Macewen
(Jun 22, 1848 – Mar 22, 1924)
🔸Macewen studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and he graduated in 1872.
🔸During his days, he was influenced by Sir Joseph Lister for his distinguished approach in surgery.
🔸Hence, Dr. Macewen adopted Joseph Lister’s systematic method of scrubbing, disinfection of hands and arms, sterilization of surgical equipment’s and use of surgical gowns.
🔸Consequently, he was able to advance the modern surgical techniques including the mastoid surgery, bone graft surgery, hernia repair and pneumonectomy for the treatment of patients with tuberculosis and lung cancer.
🔸He also pioneered many modern brain surgeries and work on spinal cord.
🔸Subsequently, he introduced the technique of Endotracheal anaesthesia with the help of Orotracheal intubation in the year 1880.
🔅Macewan’s triangle – Suprameatal triangle.
🔅Macewen’s sign in hydrocephalus.
🔅Macewen’s operation for Inguinal hernia.
🔅Macewen’s classification for avascular necrosis.
🔸Dr. Macewen also pioneered Clinical Photography – taking photographs before, during and after the surgery for documentation and teaching purposes.
A Day to Commemorate…
A Great Surgeon and an Experimental Researcher
Sir William Macewen 🙏
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