- James Watson Kernohan
James Watson Kernohan (1897-1981) was an Irish-American
pathologistfrom County Antrim, Ireland. He studied medicine at Queen’s University, and in 1931 he emigrated to the United States and subsequently worked as a pathologist at the Mayo Clinicin Rochester, Minnesota. Kernohan retired from active medicine in 1962.
Kernohan is remembered for his work in
neuropathology, particularly research of spinal cordtumors, brain abscesses and metastatic brain lesions. He is credited with developing a widely used classification system for brain tumors. The eponymous " Kernohan's notch" is named after him, which is a groove in the cerebral pedunclecaused by displacement of the brainstemagainst the incisura of the tentorium cerebelliin some cases of transtentorial herniation.
In 1952 he published an atlas of tumor pathology titled "Tumors of the Central Nervous System", and with Mayo
neurologistAlfred Uihlein (1908-1990) he published "Sarcomas of the Brain".
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