Walter Dandy Neurosurgery Physician

Walter Edward Dandy (April 6, 1886 – April 19, 1946) was an American neurosurgeon and scientist. He is considered one of the founding fathers of neurosurgery, along with Victor Horsley (1857-1916) and Harvey Cushing (1869-1939). Dandy is credited with numerous neurosurgical discoveries and innovations, including the description of the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, surgical treatment of hydrocephalus, the invention of air ventriculography and pneumoencephalography, the description of brain endoscopy, the establishment of the first intensive care unit (Fox 1984, p. 82), and the first clipping of an intracranial aneurysm, which marked the birth of cerebrovascular neurosurgery. During his 40-year medical career, Dandy published five books and more than 160 peer-reviewed articles while conducting a full-time, ground-breaking neurosurgical practice in which he performed during his peak years about 1000 operations per year (Sherman et al. 2006). He was recognized at the time as a remarkably fast and particularly dextrous surgeon. Dandy was associated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital his entire medical career.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 6th, 1886
Date of death
April 19th, 1946 at age of 60
Place of death
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Places lived
Missouri , United States of America
pop. 6,044,171 (2013)


1. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Colleges/University

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHUSOM), located in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., is the academic medical teaching and research arm of Johns Hopkins University. Hopkins has consistently been the nation's number one medical school in the amount of competitive research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Its major teaching hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been ranked as the best hospital in the United States every year since 1992 by U.S. News and World Report.

Type Private school
2005. 1.9 bil. $
733 N. Broadway, 21205 - Baltimore, Maryland
2010. 0
2010. 1,417
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People attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine connected by profession and/or age

b. 1891., Academic
b. 1886., Physician
b. 1886., Physician
b. 1889., Physician
b. 1887., Writer
b. 1891., Physician
b. 1940., Physician
b. 1874., Academic

2. University of Missouri Colleges/University

The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia or simply Missouri) is a public research university located in the state of Missouri. In 1839 the university was founded in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The largest university in Missouri, MU enrolls 33,805 students in 20 academic colleges in the 2011–12 year. The university is the flagship of the University of Missouri System which maintains campuses in Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. MU is one of 34 public universities to be members of the Association of American Universities and the only one in Missouri. There are more than 262,000 MU alumni living worldwide, with almost half continuing to reside in Missouri. The University of Missouri was ranked 90th in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report among the national universities, up four spots from 2011. It is the highest-ranked public school in the state and second overall (tied with Saint Louis University).

2013. 693 mil. $
2010. 975 mil. $
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105 Jesse Hall, 65211 - Columbia, Missouri
2013. 26,965
2010. 24,834
2009. 23,799
2013. 6,439
2010. 7,507
Acceptance rate
2012. 81.5 %
2010. 81.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.42 K $
2011. 8.99 K $
2010. 8.5 K $
2009. 8.5 K $
2008. 8.47 K $
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People attended University of Missouri connected by profession and/or age

b. 1885., Botanist
b. 1890., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1885., Politician
b. 1886., Economist
b. 1884., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1890., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1885., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1886., U.S. Congressperson


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