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Hugh William Bell Cairns - bibliography

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British neurosurgeon, born June 26, 1896, Port Pirie, South Australia; died July 18, 1952, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.


  • H. Cairns:
    Heredity in polycystic disease of the kidneys.
    The Quarterly Journal of Medicine, Oxford, 1925, 18: 359-392.
  • H. Cairns:
    A Study of Intracranial Surgery.
    Medical Research Council Special Report No. 125. London: HMSO, 1929.
  • H. Cairns:
    Acoustic neurinoma of right cerebello-pontine angle. Complete removal. Spontaneous recovery from post-operative facial palsy.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 1931, 25: 35-40
  • H. Cairns:
    Surgical aspects of meningitis. British Medical Journal, London, 1: 969-976.
  • C. S. Hallpike and Hugh Cairns.
    Observations on the pathology of Menière's syndrome.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1938, 31: 1317-1336.
    Also published in The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 1938, 53: 625-655.
    Hallpike and Cairns were the first to describe the characteristic histological changes in Menière's disease.
  • Richard Charles Oldfield (1909-1972), J. B. Pennybacker and Dacid Whitteridge (1912-1994):
    Akinetic mutism with an epidermoid cyst of the third ventricle.
    Brain, 1941, 64: 273.
  • H. Cairns:
    Neurosurgery in the british Army, 1939-1945.
    The British Journal of Surgery, 1947. War Supplement No. 1. Wounds of the Head: 9-26.
  • H. Cairns:
    Tuberculous meningitis treated with streptomycin.
    Transactions of the American Neurological Association, New York, 1950: 110-119.
  • H. Cairns:
    Mental disorders with tumours of the pons. Folia psychiatrica, neurologica et neurochirurgica Neerlandica, April 1950, 53 (2): 193-203.
  • P. Glees, C. W. Whitty, H. Cairns:
    The effects of lesions in the cingular gyrus and adjacent areas in monkeys.
    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, London, August 1950, 13 (3): 178-190.
  • H. Cairns, H. V. Smith, R. L. Vollum:
    Tuberculous meningitis. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, eptrember 9, 1950, 144 (2): 92-96.
  • J. B. Pennybacker, H. Cairns:
    Results in 130 cases of acoustic neurinoma. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, November 1950, 13 (4): 272-277.
  • W. Lewin, H. Cairns:
    Fractures of the sphenoidal sinus with cerebrospinal rhinorrhoea.
    British Medical Journal, January 6, 1951, 1 (4696): 1-6.
  • H. Cairns, W. H. Mosberg Jr:
    Colloid cyst of the third ventricle.
    Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Chicago, May 1951, 92 (5): 545-570.
  • H. Cairns, M. A. Davidson:
    Hemispherectomy in the treatment of infantile hemiplegia.
    The Lancet, September 8, 1951, 2 (10): 411-415.
  • H. Cairns:
    Neurosurgical methods in the treatment of tuberculous meningitis with a note on some unusual manifestations of the disease.
    Archives of Disease in Childhood, London, October 1951, 26: 373-386.
  • H. Cairns:
    [Progress in surgery.] Undetermined Language.
    Deutsches medizinisches Journal, Berlin, February 15, 1952, 3 (3-4): 53-38.
  • C. W. Whitty, J. E. Duffield, P. M. Tow, H. Cairns:
    Anterior cingulectomy in the treatment of mental disease.
    The Lancet, March 8, 1952, 1 (10): 475-481.
  • H. Cairns:
    Disturbances of consciousness with lesions of the brain stem and diencephalon.
    Brain, June 1952, 75: 109-146.
  • H. Cairns, J. Cole, H. G. Epstein, M. Gardner, P. Gleese:
    Temporary depression of cortical function by local anaesthetic and cooling.
    The Journal of Physiology, March 1953, 119 (4): 44P-45P. Biographical:
  • Hugh William Bell Cairns.
    The Lancet, July 26, 1952, 2 (4): 202-203. [No authors listed]
  • L. C. Lindon:
    Hugh William Bell Cairns.
    The Medical Journal of Australia, August 30, 1952, 2 (9): 325-326.
  • E. T. Williams:
    Cairns, Sir Hugh William Bell (1896-1952).
    Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press, 1979, volume 7: 524-525. Information was taken from the online edition.
  • Geoffrey. Jefferson:
    Memories of Sir Hugh Cairns (1st Sir Hugh Cairns Memorial Lecture).
    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, London, 1959, 22: 155-166.
  • J. B. Pennybacker:
    Sur Hugh William Bell Cairns, 1896-1952. Surgical Neurology, 1975, 4: 347-350.
  • G. J. Fraenkel:
    Hugh Cairns. The First Nuffield professor of Surgery. University of Oxford.
    Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Peter H. Schurr:
    The contribution ot neurosurgery of the Combined Services Hospital for Head Injuries at St. Hugh's College Oxford, 1940-1945.
    Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, London, 1988, 134: 146-148.
  • Peter H. Schurr:
    The Cairns Tradition (12th Sir Hugh Cairns Memorial Lecture).
    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 1990, 53: 188-193.
  • Peter H. Schurr:
    Sir Hugh Cairns KBE MD FRCS (1896-1952).
    Journal of Medical Biography, 1993, 1 (4): 202-206.
  • Nicholas F. Maartens, Andrew D. Wills, Christopher B. T. Adams:
    Lawrence of Arabia, Sir Hugh Cairns, and the Origin of Motorcycle Helmets.
    Neurosurgery, January 2002, 50 (1): 176-180.

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