Sir William Macewen

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MacEwen, Sir William

(məkyo͞o`ən), 1848–1924, Scottish surgeon. A professor of surgery at the Univ. of Glasgow, he was noted for his work on bone grafting, on the radical cure of hernia, and especially on surgery of the brain and spinal cord.
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Sir William Macewen, one of Scotland's most pre-eminent surgeons, helped bring the hospital about.
There were no white coats either until Scot William Macewen developed his theories on fighting infection in the 1870s.
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The earliest known orotracheal intubation for anaesthesia and surgery was performed by Sir William Macewen (1848 to 1924) in 1878 (9).
When they faced a shortage of artificial limbs, surgeon Sir William Macewen enlisted the help of the men from the Clydeside shipyards to devise a limb and teach the patients how to make it.
Finally, in 1880, Sir William Macewen performed the first accepted account of endotracheal intubation for surgical anesthesia.
Resident surgeon Sir William MacEwen enlisted workers at nearby Clydeside shipyards to make more than 600 artificial limbs for amputee patients.