Mr Joseph Schorstein (d.1976), neurosurgeon

  • Reference
      GB 250 84
  • Dates of Creation
      1943-1945
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      9 items

Scope and Content

Record of surgical operations performed, No 5 Mobile Neuro-Surgical Unit, 1943-1945. Admission and discharge books, 71 General Hospital and 5 Mobile Neuro-Surgical Unit, 1943-1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Schorstein trained in Vienna, gaining his MD in 1931. The son of a rabbi, he came to Britain in 1938. He trained with Geoffrey Jefferson in Manchester and served as an Leiutenant-Colonel in the RAMC during World War II, being in command of army neurosergical units in North Africa and then Italy. He wrote several articles as a consequence of this work which were published in the war surgery supplement of the British Journal of Surgery in 1947. These included “An atlas of head wounds” and “Intracranial haematoma in missile wounds”. Following the war Schorstein moved to Killearn, working with Eric Paterson and Sloan Robertson, later becoming Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow Southern General Hospital. He died in 1976.

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Related Material

Details about Mr Schorstein in interview with Mr Alistair Paterson, RCPSG 1/13/9.