par Noterman, Jacques
Référence Neuro-chirurgie, 53, 5, page (356-360)
Publication Publié, 2007-11
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : As the first chief of an independent neurosurgical unit founded in Belgium in 1948, Paul Martin is to be regarded as the promoter of this specialty in Belgium. After graduation from the ULB. medical school, he was one of the first Belgian doctors to stay for two years (1920-22) in United States in the surgical departments of Halsted and Cushing. He returned to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1929 for one year as chief of the laboratory of experimental surgery. His career will be impressed by the development of various techniques to localize an intracranial mass such as the ventriculography, encephalography, electroencephalography and later angiography, myelography and iodoventriculography. The introduction of the electrocoagulation was also one of the major advances in surgical technique during his lifetime. In 1955, he was one of the founders of "Neurochirurgie", the official journal of the "Société de neurochirurgie de langue française".