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|Christian Albert Theodor Billroth|
|Birthplace||Bergen auf Rügen, Kingdom of Prussia|
|Education||University of Greifswald, University of Göttingen, University of Berlin|
|Known for||Being the founding father of modern abdominal surgery. First successful gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Applying scientific methods to musicality|
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.
WORKSDie allgemeine chirurgische Pathologie und Therapie, 16th ed. Berlin, 1906.
REFERENCESZabludovskii, 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.