Alexander Monro secundus (1733-1817) was a Scottish physician and anatomist. Most notable contributions include works on the lymphatic system, the interventricular foramen (of Monro), and the Monro-Kellie doctrine
Biography Born 12 February 1585 in Malmø, Scania 1610 – Doctor of Medicine. Defended thesis Paradoxa CCXL: pathologica, simiotica, diaetetica…at the University of Basel 1613 – Professor of medicine at the University of Copenhagen 1624 – Professor of divinity at the University of Copenhagen;…
The Monro-Kellie doctrine or hypothesis states that the sum of volumes of brain, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and intracerebral blood is constant. An increase in one should cause a reciprocal decrease in either one or both of the remaining two.
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