Erich Mühe and the Rejection of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (1985): A Surgeon Ahead of His Time

@inproceedings{Litynski1998ErichMA,
  title={Erich M{\"u}he and the Rejection of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (1985): A Surgeon Ahead of His Time},
  author={Grzegorz S. Litynski},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={1998}
}
During the early 1980s, news of Semm's laparoscopic appendectomy was rippling through German medical circles. Erich Mühe, fascinated by Semm's technique and spurred by successes of the Erlangen endoscopists, came up with the idea of laparoscopic removal of gallstones. In 1984, Mühe had already worked out the details of an operative laparoscope, the "Galloscope," and on September 12, 1985, he carried out the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Later, he modified his technique and operated… CONTINUE READING

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