Johannes von Esmarch

Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch (1823 – 1908) was a German Surgeon.

Known for the ‘bloodless operation’, the bandage and the maneuver whereby the lower jaw is brought forward in an unconscious patient to provide an open airway

  • Born 9 January 1823
  • Died 23 February 1908

Medical Eponyms
Esmarch bandage
Esmarch bandage and applications in war wounds
Esmarch bandage and applications in war wounds

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BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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