Obituaries

Manuel Velasco-Suarez

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7348.1280 (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1280

Mexico's father of neurosurgery and a campaigner against nuclear weapons

Manuel Velasco-Suarez was one of Mexico's wise elders and was usually revered in his home country with the title of “maestro.” He became an early leader of and perennial pillar of support for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and he was in no small measure responsible for the inspired and visionary role that Mexico had in efforts to rid the planet of nuclear weapons.

The son of a judge, who went on to become governor of the province of Chiapas, …

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