Norman Guthkelch, British pediatric neurosurgeon, Died at 100

Arthur Norman Guthkelch was born on September 2, 1915, and died on July 28, 2016.

He was a British pediatric neurosurgeon.

Norman was sometimes known as the first British pediatric neurosurgeon.

Guthkelch was the first physician to make a connection between shaking an infant and subsequent brain injury.

He made the connection between subdural hematoma and babies who had sustained shaking injuries, Norman Guthkelch published his conclusions in a 1971 British Medical Journal paper.

Norman said that since there was no stigma associated with shaking infants in Northern England at that time, parents were frank with him that these injured infants had been shaken.

During 2012, he took retirement but continues to review cases in which people have been charged with injuring children by shaking.

Now, the Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida bestows the Norman Guthkelch Award upon a student or early career scientist involved in spina bifida or hydrocephalus research.

He lived in Ohio.

Norman Guthkelch passed at 100 years old.