ON DEVELOPMENT OF NEUROSURGERY

M.A. Akimenko, A.M. Shershevsky, V.A. Shustin

Bekhterev Research Psychneurologic Institute

The report deals with the role of V.M. Bekhterev and L.M. Pussen in organization and development of neurosurgery as an independent discipline in Saint Petersburg and Russia. Documents from the Archives concerning construction of the first neurosurgical clinic in Petrograd, European clinics and organizational problems are presented. A contibution of this first neurosurgical clinic to development of neurosurgery during 1907-1951is described.