Sir Geofrey Jefferson (1886–1961) was a distinguished neurosurgeon in
Manchester, England. He was appointed to the first chair of
neurosurgery in Great Britain at the University of Manchester in 1939.
He described the ring fracture of the Atlas vertebra, aka Jefferson fracture.
Jefferson G. Fracture of atlas vertebrae: report of four cases and a
review of those previously recorded. Br J Surg 1920; 7:407–422.
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