Category General Surgery
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Boerhaave syndrome

Boerhaave syndrome: spontaneous oesophageal rupture resulting from sudden increased intra-oesophageal pressure. Most commonly associated with emesis with incomplete cricopharyngeal relaxation.
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Hermann Boerhaave

Hermann Boerhaave (1668 – 1738) was a Dutch physician, chemist, botanist and Christian humanist. The father of bed-side teaching. Eponymously affiliated with Boerhaave syndrome following his 1724 description of the death of Baron Jan von Wassenaer, Grand Admiral of the Dutch Fleet.
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Walther Kausch

Walther Carl Eduard Kausch (1867 – 1928) was a German surgeon. 1907 performed first successful partial pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple)
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Alessandro Codivilla

Alessandro Codivilla (1861 – 1912) was an Italian surgeon. Original description of the first pancreatic head resection 1898 (Whipple)

Whipple procedure

Whipple procedure: Radical pancreatoduodenectomy for cancer of pancreas. Originally Codivilla (1898), then Kausch (1907) and Whipple (1934)
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A Ward Round with the Professor of Surgery

The registrars, house staff and the medical students waited in line. Each had an eye on the clock above the nurse’s station. In one minute it would be 6.30 pm. Right on cue, the double doors to the ward swung…