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Arthur Earl Walker

Born  1907
Died  1995

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American neurologist, born 1907, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; died January 1, 1995, Arizona, USA.

Biography of Arthur Earl Walker

Arthur Earl Walker qualified at the University of Alberta in 1930. He trained in neurology and neurosurgery and soon became a leading figure in a new generation of scientifically orientated neurosurgeons. He undertook further studies at Yale, Amsterdam and Brussels, and in 1937 he became instructor in neurological surgery at the University of Chicago. During World War II he was in charge of a post-traumatic epilepsy unit at Cushing General Hospital, Framingham, Massachusetts. In 1946 he became professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore.

After retiring from the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1972, Walker accepted a post as emeritus professor of neurology and surgery/neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque. Walker published more than 300 medical articles and several books.


  • The Primate Thalamus. Chicago, University Press, 1938.
  • Congenital atresia of the foramens of Luschka and Magendie.
    With J. K. Taggart. Archives of Neurology Psychiatry 1942, 48: 583-612. Dandy-Walker syndrome.
  • A. E. Walker, editor:
    A History of Neurological Surgery.
    Baltimore; Williams & Wilkins Co, 1951.
    Includes a bibliography of nearly 2,400 references, nearly all of which are secondary sources.
  • G. B. Udvarhelyi:
    Tribute to Dr A Earl Walker.
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Chicago, 1968, 147: 2-13.
  • E. Niedermeyer:
    In memoriam: A Earl Walker: neurosurgeon, neuroscientist, and epileptologist.
    Epilepsia, New York, 1995, 36(6): 516-521.

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