Abraão (Abraham) Akerman, Russian-born Brazilian neurosurgeon (Petrograd, Russia 27 February 1908 - Rio de Janeiro 19 July 1985)
Gained international recognition for his studies concerning central nervous system diseases
Described Alajouanine-Akerman ataxic unstable hand
With T. A.J. Alajouanine. Attitude de la main dans une poussée monobrachiale astéréognosique de la sclérose en plaques. Rev. Neurol. 1:318-322, 1931.
Published with Paulo Niemeyer and Barreto Neto the paper Arterite de célula gigante (Arterite Temporal). Med. Cirurgia e Farm. (Rio de Janeiro) 252:117, 1957, that gained success in United States and USSR.
Visiting Professor, Mount Sinai School, University of New York