The Early Days of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

September 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2011, Vol. 86 Issue 9, p903
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the formation of intensive care units (ICUs). It states that the excessive care for sicker people created the need of the formation of ICUs. The first neuroscience intensive care unit (NICU) was established by the neurosurgeon Walter Dandy at Saint Marys Hospital in 1932. It also informs that the services of NICUs should include both neurosurgical and neurlogic patients and provide wide range of services.


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