Scientific article

European women in neurosurgery: I - A chronology of trailblazers

Published inJournal of Clinical Neuroscience, vol. 86, p. 316-323
Publication date2021

Neurosurgery as a distinct speciality has been around for 100 years. Some of the earliest women neurosurgeons were European, emerging from the 1920's onwards. Here we detail the rise of women in neurosurgery across Europe with a decade by decade account of big events and firsts across the continent. The emerging themes are seen in stories of pioneers with enormous resilience, camaraderie, trailblazing and triumphing in a system with great obstacles and challenges. Our journey through this chronology brings us to the modern day, where most European countries have or have had a woman neurosurgeon and the future for women in neurosurgery in the continent is very bright.

  • Chronology
  • History
  • Pioneer
  • Trailblazer
  • Women in European Neurosurgery
  • Women in neurosurgery
  • Europe
  • Female
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Neurosurgeons / history
  • Neurosurgeons / trends
  • Neurosurgery / history
  • Neurosurgery / trends
  • Physicians, Women / history
  • Physicians, Women / trends
Citation (ISO format)
HERNÁNDEZ-DURÁN, Silvia et al. European women in neurosurgery: I - A chronology of trailblazers. In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2021, vol. 86, p. 316–323. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.01.026
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ISSN of the journal0967-5868

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