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Frank Teachenor & Charles Brackett - Giants in Neurosurgery

Dr. Frank Teachenor was the very first Chief of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He served as chief of neurosurgery from 1924 to 1951. For a period of time, he was the only practicing neurosurgeon between St. Louis and San Francisco. 

Dr. Charles Brackett was Chief of Neurosurgery for the longest tenure at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is responsible for training 35 residents. He served from 1964 - 1987. Dr. Brackett passed away in May of 2016. 

Dr. Brackett wrote a biography on Frank Teachenor-including his involvement in WWI (edited by Dr. Fred Holmes). Biography of Frank Teachenor. Visit the "Medicine in the First World War" Website.

Dr. Brackett's obituary

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Last modified: May 15, 2019
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