“What are you doing that is new or different?”
A fine example of perseverance and determination, Charles Drake completed his MD at The University of Western Ontario and made his contributions from his clinical base in London, Ontario. He interned at Toronto General Hospital before returning to Western to instruct in physiology. He later continued to study physiology at Yale University. He returned again to London as a surgical resident at Victoria Hospital.
A strong interest in neurosurgery led Drake to tour the clinics of five European countries before he returned to Canada as a fellow in neuropathology at the Banting Institute in Toronto. He returned to London, as Chief of Neurosurgery at Victoria Hospital from 1953 to 1959.