A surgical review of the priority claims attributed to Abraham Groves (1847-1935).

@article{Geddes2009ASR,
  title={A surgical review of the priority claims attributed to Abraham Groves (1847-1935).},
  author={Christopher R Geddes and Vivian Charles McAlister},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={E126-30}
}
BACKGROUND The practice of surgery had changed little over millennia when Abraham Groves and William Osler attended medical school together in Toronto, Ontario. The invention of anesthesia sparked such rapid development that by the time of Groves' and Osler's deaths, surgical practice resembled the current model. Several priority claims have been attributed to Groves' life in surgery, including aseptic surgery (1874), suprapubic lithotomy (1878), appendectomy (1883), surgical gloves (1885) and… CONTINUE READING

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