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Dr. Charles Drake

Dr. Charles Drake Dr. Charles Drake (1920-1998). Dr. Drake received his BSc and MD degrees from Western University. He is remembered as an excellent teacher and as a compassionate physician. He made many contributions to neurosurgery especially in the treatment of aneurysms. Indeed he became a world leader in this field. After graduation in London, Dr. Drake trained in Toronto and in Europe before returning to London in 1953 as Chief of Neurosurgery. His teaching skills were greatly appreciated by his students and his compassionate attitude to patients provided a template of behaviour for young physicians. He played a role in the founding of the Robarts Research Institute. Dr. Drake was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, and in 1994 he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.