Billroth, Theodor

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Billroth, Theodor


Born Apr. 26, 1829, in Bergen; died Feb. 6, 1894, in Abbazia. German surgeon.

Billroth received his medical education in Greifswald, Gottingen, and Berlin. He was professor at surgical clinics in Zurich (1859) and Vienna (1867). He developed a number of new operations that were adopted in surgical practice, such as resection of the esophagus and stomach, removal of the larynx and prostate gland, and an operation for goiter (with T. Kocher). Billroth elaborated surgical statistics with indications of the long-range results of operations.


Die allgemeine chirurgische Pathologie und Therapie, 16th ed. Berlin, 1906.


Zabludovskii, A. M. Theodor Billroth (on the 100th anniversary of his birth). Novaia khirurgiia, 1929, vol. 8, book 2.
Gersung, R. Theodor Billroth. Vienna-[and others], 1922.
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