Dr. Vladimír Beneš kindly agreed to be the guest speaker at a recent RCPI club meeting. Dr Beneš explained the history of neurosurgery and how three generations of his family became neurosurgeons. "Neurosurgery is not something one does lightly", said Vladimír, "it involves interventions which are irreversible, hence we spend a great deal of time on diagnostics which over the years have advanced tremendously from the original x-rays". Members and visitors thanked Vladimír for a truly interesting and enlightening presentation.