Hats off to Ivor Lewis, born 27 October 1895

Ivor Lewis was an eminent surgeon who pioneered the right sided thoracic and abdominal approach to excision of carcinoma of the oesophagus. He presented this technique on 10 January 1946 as part of the Hunterian Lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Patients like me are thankful that Ivor Lewis had the foresight to develop this technique as all modern oesophagectomies have evolved from his original work.

Here is a very detailed account of his working and personal life from the Dictionary of Welsh Biography, an online listing of individuals who have made a significant contribution in Wales and beyond.


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