Research in Neurosurgical Training: Clinical Reviews and Trials

  • G. M. Teasdale
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 69)


A well prepared intellectual basis is at least as important as a sound technical training for a safe, successful Neurosurgeon. Correct decisions depend as much upon clinical information and experience as upon biomedical theory and an appreciation of the science of real life clinical research is more valuable than experience in laboratory techniques. Understanding of what makes up a good study, providing a reliable basis for clinical practice, is best gained through the training conducting personal research. The training must provide an enquiring, motivating, intellectual environment, as well as disciplined organisation and support. Successful clinical research is difficult and demanding but is one of the clearest testimonies to the quality of both trainer and trainees.


Clinical research clinical trials 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Teasdale
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  1. 1.University Department of NeurosurgeryInstitute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General HospitalGlasgowUK

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