Category General Surgery
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Howship-Romberg sign

Description Pain and paraesthesia along the inner (medial) aspect of the thigh, down to the knee; and pain on internal rotation of the hip along the distribution of the obturator nerve. Caused by compression of the obturator nerve most commonly…

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Williams Bryan

Williams McIver Bryan, Jr (1917 - 2007) was an American obstetrician and gynecologist. Bryan sign (1955) in appendicitis with gravid uterus
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Mondor disease

Description Mondor disease is a rare, benign condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the subcutaneous veins of the breast and anterolateral chest wall. Patients usually present with a painful breast (cord-like) mass. There may be overlying skin erythema. It may be accentuated when the…

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Ivan Razdolsky

Иван Яковлевич Раздольский; Ivan Yakovlievich Razdolskii (1890 - 1962) was a Russian Neurosurgeon and neuropathologist.

Charles Ballance

Biography Born 30 August 1856 in Clapton, England 1881 – MBBS St. Thomas Medical School (gold medal in surgery) 1885 – FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons 1915 – Consultant surgeon to the British Army, stationed at Malta…

Carl Langenbuch

Carl Johann August Langenbuch (1846 - 1901) was a German surgeon. Pioneer in hepatobiliary surgery and performed the first cholecystectomy at the Lazarus Hospital in Berlin in July 1882

John Birkett

Biography Born 14 April 1815, Upper Clapton, Middlesex, England 1837 – MRCS 1844 – FRCS Died 1904 6 July 1904, London, England Medical Eponyms Birkett forceps; Birkett artery forceps; Birkett haemostatic forceps Birkett hernia: inguinal hernia where the sac extends into…

Johannes Otto Kehr

Biography Born 27 April 1862 in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany Died 20 May 1916 Medical Eponyms Kehr sign Key Medical Attributions Major Publications Kehr H. Die chirurgische Behandlung der Gallensteinkrankheit; ein Rückblick auf 206 Gallenstein-Laparotomieen unter besonderem Hinweis auf die Nothwendigkeit…

Ambroise Paré

Biography Born in 1509/1510 in Bourg-Hersant (Laval), France Died December 20, 1590 in Paris, France Medical Eponyms Key Medical Contributions Major Publications Paré A. Briefve collection de l’administration anatomique. 1549 Paré A. La maniere de traicter les playes faictes tant…

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Jean Alfred Fournier

Alfred Jean Fournier (1832-1914) was a French Dermatovereologist specialising in congenital syphillis, stressing the importance of syphilis as a cause of degenerative diseases and parasyphilitic conditions.