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.
William Stewart Halsted (1852 – 1922) was an American surgeon.
Walther Carl Eduard Kausch (1867 – 1928) was a German surgeon. 1907 performed first successful partial pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple)
Alessandro Codivilla (1861 – 1912) was an Italian surgeon. Original description of the first pancreatic head resection 1898 (Whipple)
Whipple procedure: Radical pancreatoduodenectomy for cancer of pancreas. Originally Codivilla (1898), then Kausch (1907) and Whipple (1934)
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Welcome to the 180th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media
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…