An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15475 entries, 13329 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 3, 2021

KOCHER, Emil Theodor

6 entries
  • 4425

Eine neue Reductionsmethode für Schulterverrenkung.

Berl. klin. Wschr., 7, 101-05, 1870.

Kocher was Professor of Surgery at Berne, and among the greatest surgeons of his day. He is remembered, among other things, for his method of reduction of subluxation of the shoulder-joint.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Fractures & Dislocations, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Shoulder
  • 3826

Exstirpation einer Struma retrooesophagea.

KorrespBl. Schweiz. Aerzte, 8, 702-05, 1878.

Kocher, a pupil of Billroth, was a pioneer of thyroidectomy for goitre. Before his time the operation was seldom performed. Garrison says that he performed this difficult operation 2,000 times, with a mortality rate of only 4.5 per cent. Kocher received the Nobel Prize in 1909.



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Thyroid
  • 3473

Ueber Radicalheilung des Krebses.

Dtsch. Z. Chir., 13, 134-66, 1880.

Kocher’s operation of radical extirpation of the tongue for carcinoma.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Carcinoma, SURGERY: General
  • 3827

Ueber Kropfexstirpation und ihre Folgen.

Arch. klin. Chir., 29, 254-337, 1883.

Kocher coined the term “cachexia strumipriva” to describe the myxedema following total extirpation of the thyroid. His work on the subject led to a better understanding of the cause of myxedema.



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Thyroid
  • 5619.1

Eine einfache Methode zurErzielung sicherer Asepsis.

CorrespBl. scbweiz. Aerzte, 18, 3-20, 1888.

Kocher introduced silk sutures.



Subjects: SURGERY: General
  • 3600

Zur Radicalcur der Hernien.

KorrespBl. Schweiz. Aerzte, 22, 561-76, 1892.

Kocher’s hernia operation.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › Hernia