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Manuel Velasco Suarez

Manuel María Velasco Suarez, Mexican neurosurgeon (San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas State 28 December 1914 – Ciudad de Mexico 02 December 2001)
 
 
Authored over 400 works and 6 books
 
With F. Escobedo Ríos described a syndrome in Neurological deficits after severe head trauma (1969)
 
Injected local atropine and later L-dopa through stereotactic surgery being maybe the first in situ implantation of neurotransmitters into the basal ganglia (1970)
 
Improved pallidotomy in the treatment of some dyskinesies (1959)
 
Improved surgical techniques for treatment of intracranial tumors and encephalic vascular malformations
 
Developed and/or improved surgical and clinical treatment for brain cysticercosis  
 
Designed an encephalotome (1957) and apparatuses for stereotactic surgery  
 
 

OFFICES

Chiapas State governor (1970-6)
 
 

HONORS

Medal of Honor, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (1985)

Spiegel-Wycis Medal, World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (1985)

Doctor Honoris Causa, Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia