Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 132, Issue 4, pp 202–205 | Cite as

Mentality and behaviour of a Mediterranean neurosurgeon

  • G. Foroglou


An author, in order to analyse the mentality and behaviour of the colleagues living and practising in the same area with him, has to extrapolate personal and even emotional impressions.

I have tried, therefore, to base my presentation on the same objective studies published by historians, psychologists, philosophers, and medical sociologists.

Nevertheless if I would try, with my personal experience, to define some special characteristics of the mediterranean neurosurgeon I would say he, in a general way, has the mentality of any doctor of the same speciality. If there are any differences in his behaviour, this is due, in my view, to the common mediterranean traits of character.

It is well understood that I have tried to analyse the characteristics of neurosurgeons of my generation, and those previous to mine.

The evolution of technology and of the socio-economical conditions of life in Europe, will probably influence the mentality and behaviour of the future generation of neurosurgeons, and the differences, if any, will be less evident.


Public Health Europe Interventional Radiology Personal Experience Future Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Foroglou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Surgery“AHEPA” General HospitalThessalonikiGreece

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