Emil Theodor Kocher (25/8/1841–27/7/1917)—A Swiss (neuro-)surgeon and Nobel Prize winner

@article{Gautschi2009EmilTK,
  title={Emil Theodor Kocher (25/8/1841–27/7/1917)—A Swiss (neuro-)surgeon and Nobel Prize winner},
  author={Oliver Gautschi and Gerhard C Hildebrandt},
  journal={British Journal of Neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={234 - 236}
}
January 9, 2009 commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Swiss surgeon Emil Theodor Kocher's first performance of the surgical removal of a pituitary adenoma by a trans-nasal approach. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1909 for his work on the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid gland. He was the first Swiss citizen and the first surgeon to ever receive such an award. He was a pioneer and a world leader in the surgical revolution of the end of the nineteenth century. Over a… 

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