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Norman McOmish Dott

Born  1897
Died  1973

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Scottish neurosurgeon, 1897-1973. Edinburgh.

Biography of Norman McOmish Dott

Norman McOmish Dott was a pupil of Harvey Williams Cushing (1869-1939) and pioneered many new procedures. With Sir Hugh Cairns (1896-1952) and Sir Geoffrey Jefferson (1886-1961) he was a founder of neurological surgery in the United Kingdom. During World War II he founded the Brain Injuries Unit at Bangour Hospital, West Lothian. In 1962, he was the first surgeon to receive the freedom of the City of Edinburgh after Sir Joseph Lister (1827-1912).


  • Intracranial aneurysms: cerebral arterioradiography: surgical treatment.
    Transactions of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh, 1932-1933, n. s. 47: 219-234. In Edinburgh Medical Journal, 1933, 40.
    Neurosurgical Classic XXIV.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, Charlottesville, 1964, 21: 892.
    First planned intracranial operation for aneurysm.
  • Intracranial aneurysmal formations.
    Clinical Neurosurgery, Baltimore, 1969, 16: 1-16.
  • P. Harris:
    Norman McOmish Dott, 1897-1973.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, Charlottesville, 1974, 40:415.
  • Christopher Rush and John F. Shaw:
    With sharp compassion: Norman Dott, freeman surgeon of Edinburgh.
    Aberdeen University Press: 1990.

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