Murphy, John Benjamin

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Murphy, John Benjamin

(1857–1916) surgeon; born near Appleton, Wis. He spent his medical career in Chicago, where, in addition to his surgical practice, he taught at Rush Medical College and Northwestern University Medical School and was on the surgical staff at Mercy Hospital and Cook County Hospital. He was one of the first to investigate the cause and treatment of peritonitis following appendicitis, and he developed the "Murphy button" (1892), a device used in abdominal surgery. He also made notable contributions to lung, nerve, and bone/joint surgery.
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An internist came to examine him, and a Murphy sign was elicited.
A clinical Murphy sign is defined as arrest of inspiration with pressure over the RUQ in the midclavicular line.
LEGEND Gary Moore RESPECT Council officials join fans in tribute FAREWELL Jackie Morrison and Debbie Murphy sign the book of condolences in Belfast City Hall yesterday