Morris Bender

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Morris Bender (1905 in Uman, Russia – January 23, 1983 in New York, New York) was an American neuroscientist and professor of neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of Mount Sinai in 1933 and became chairman of the neurology department in 1951.[1] Bender was among the most widely published neuorologists of his generation, publishing more than two hundred peer-reviewed articles. His textbook, Disorders in Perception (1952), remains highly influential.

Bender was a leading researcher on the ocular motor system. His work clarified how the brain sends signals that move the eye and resulted in significant advances in therapy for brain tumors. He also developed the first test for detecting spinal cord lesions.[1]

Bender is best known today for pioneering non-surgical treatments for subdural hematomas.[2]


  1. ^ a b Dr. Morris Bender, 78; Expert on Brain Tumors, The New York Times, Jan. 27, 1983
  2. ^ MB Bender, N Christoff, Nonsurgical treatment of subdural hematomas, Archives of Neurology 1974