John Englebert Dunphy (1908 – 1981) was an American surgeon.
Served as chairman of the American Board of Surgery, Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons and received 10 honorary degrees including six honorary fellowship
- Born 1908 Northampton, Massachusetts.
- 1933 – MD, Harvard Medical School
- 1955 – Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
- Died 1981
Dunphy sign (1953)
[AKA *cough test; *coughing test ] increased abdominal pain, localised to the right lower quadrant, with coughing
The patient should first be asked to cough. In the presence of acute peritoneal inflammation this usually elicits a sharp twinge of pain localized to the involved area. It is extremely valuable to elicit this “cough tenderness” and have the patient point with one finger to the exact area of pain. This localizes the area of inflammation before the examiner so much as touches the patientDunphy 1975
- Dunphy JE, Botsford TW. Physical Examination Of The Surgical Patient. 1953: 123-124
- Dunphy JE, Botsford TW. Examination of the abdomen. III. The appraisal of abnormal findings. In: Physical Examination of the Surgical Patient. An Introduction to Clinical Surgery. 1975.136-146.
- Bibliography. John Englebert Dunphy (1908 – 1981). World Cat Identities
- Hunt TK. John Englebert Dunphy, Surgery: San Francisco. 1986
- J. Englebert Dunphy: Surgical Icon. 2008
the person behind the name