Eugen (Jenö) Alexander Pólya

Born 1876
Died 1944

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Hungarian surgeon, born April 30, 1876, Budapest; died 1944.

Biography of Eugen (Jenö) Alexander Pólya

Eugen (Jenö) Alexander Pólya studied at Budapest and received his doctorate from that university in 1898. He was assistant with Gyula Dollinger (1849–) and Máno (Emanuel) Freiherr von Herczel (1861-1918) and in 1909 was habilitated for surgical anatomy at Budapest, becoming titular professor 1914. In 1928 he published a book in Hungarian on surgery for the practitioner.

Pólya is believed to have been murdered by a Nazi group during the siege of Budapest by the Russians in December, 1944, although his body was never recovered. He is remembered for his contributions in gastro-intestinal surgery.

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