A giant in the field of neurology
The remarkable accomplishments of Dr. C. Miller Fisher earned him the reputation as the founding father of modern stroke neurology. His ground-breaking discoveries and research facilitated better understanding of the causes of stroke, which in turn, improved stroke diagnosis, treatment and prevention. First, he observed that the narrowing of the carotid artery caused stroke. Second, he described little clots that were a warning for stroke. These warning attacks were called transient ischemic attacks, which led to the discovery that aspirin and other drugs can prevent stroke by preventing the formation of these clots. He was revered for his commitment to his patients and for his mastery of neuropathology, both highly reflected in his respected clinical approach.