Theodor Billroth: surgeon and musician

Lewis, James M.; O'Leary, J. Patrick; Lewis, J M; O'Leary, J P
June 2001
American Surgeon;Jun2001, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p605
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Pays tribute to surgeon Christian Albert Theodor Billroth who died on February 6, 1894. Childhood and educational background; His involvement with the music scene; Details of his achievements and the operations he performed.


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