William Stewart Halsted (1852 – 1922) was an American surgeon.
Halsted operation – wide amputation of the breast with ablation of the pectoral muscles and local and axillary lymph node cleaning in the mammary carcinoma.
Halsted syndrome – postoperative oedema of the upper limb after extensive amputation of the breast.
- Born 1852
- Died September 1922
Key Medical Contributions
1885 – Performed the first brachial plexus block via a surgical approach
- Halsted WS. Practical comments on the use and abuse of cocaine; suggested by invariably
- successful employment in more than a thousand minor surgical operations. NY Med J 1885; 42: 294–295.
- Fresquet JL. William Steward Halsted (1852-1922). Historia de la Medicina.
- Biography: Halsted, William Stewart (1852 – 1922). Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows Online. Royal College of Surgeons of England.
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