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He obtained his medical degree from Berlin in and became assistant to Bernhard von Langenbech in He is gastric cancer x ray by many as the leading German surge on of late 19th century. As well an outstanding surgical technician he was able to bring experimental medicine to clinical practice. He had radical ideas for the time on surgical training advocating a prolonged surgical apprenticeship on completion of medical studies consisting of preliminary work in hospitals followed by performing gastric cancer x ray on cadavers and experimental animals.
This would be followed by a year assistantship in a surgical department with studies of the surgical literature and the acquisition of advanced practical skills.
His ideas were taken up by many who visited him In he wrote a monograph on colonic polyps recognising the relationship between adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancers. He was gastric cancer x ray first gastric cancer x ray to excise a rectal cancer and by he had performed 33 such operations.
He carried out the first oesophageal resection in and the first larnygectomy in He is best known for the two types of partial gastrectomy that are named after him. The first Billroth I partial gastrectomy was performed on a 43 year old woman in for a pyloric gastric cancer.
A 14 cm portion of stomach was excised and an anastomosis fashioned with about 50!
Billroth wrote 'the operation lasted, including the slow induction of anaesthesia about one and a half hours'. The following day there was 'No weakness, no vomiting and gastric cancer x ray pain' The following day, first every hour and then every half hour, one tablespoon of sour milk.
Theodor Billroth (1829-1894)
Patient a very understanding women, feels well, lies extremely quiet, sleeps most of the night with the help of a small injection of morphia. No pain in the operative area or a subfebrile reaction'.
Billroth was a close friend of Johannes Brahms and he was an occasional guest conductor of the Zurich Symphony Orchestra.