In Memoriam: Albert L. Rhoton Jr, MD (1932-2016)


In honor of Albert L. Rhoton Jr, MD (1932-2016), we have dedicated this month’s cover to his seminal text, Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches.

“Legendary neurosurgeon, a great and transgenerational shepherd of our specialty, and a kind, caring gentleman.

In considering a worthy eulogy, I have appropriated that of another genius and icon in his field, Sir Christopher Wren.  ‘Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice’ (‘Reader, if you seek a monument, look around you’). Therefore, we have dedicated the cover and several pages of this issue of the journal to his seminal work, Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches. As you look around the journal, you will indeed see his monument. Dr Rhoton ……Thank you, thank you, thank you on behalf of the journal and neurosurgery. May you rest in perfect peace.”

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS