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Emil Theodor Kocher Physician

Emil Theodor Kocher Physician

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1909

Physician, Surgeon. Award: “Thyroid physiology, pathology, surgery.” Lister’s principles. Relatively bloodless surgical field. “Kocher incision”. Recurrent laryngeal nerve damage: hoarseness; tetany, hypoparathyroidism. Myxedema: thyroid transplantation, tissue extracts injection, oral therapy.

Brain: damage, increased intra-cranial pressure, trepanation. Abdominal surgery. “Kocher mobilization”. Orthopedics: hereditary malformations, fracture. Hernia. Incision selection. Epilepsy. Osteomyelitis. Statistics.


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Name: Emil Theodor Kocher Physician
Birth: 25 August 1841, Berne, Switzerland
Death: 27 July 1917, Berne, Switzerland
Residence: Berne University, Berne, Switzerland
Award: "for his work on the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid gland."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Education: Doctorate, 1865.
Surgery teachers: Demme, Lucke, Billroth, Langenbeck.
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