Glimpse of a Great Surgeon

  title={Glimpse of a Great Surgeon},
  author={Ren{\'e} Bine}
To the Editor: —In a recent number ofThe Journal(Sept. 7, 1912, p. 814), mention was made of the semicentennial celebration of the first ovariotomy performed in France by Dr. Koeberle of Strasburg, who is now living in retirement. The operation had been performed in England, Germany and America shortly before Dr. Koeberle undertook his. At that time the performance of such a daring thing as an abdominal operation was looked on as almost criminal. About six years ago I happened to be traveling… CONTINUE READING

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