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Martin Kirschner

Born 1879
Died 1942

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German surgeon, born October 28, 1879, Breslau; died 1942.

Biography of Martin Kirschner

Martin Kirschner attended the universities of Freiburg, Strassburg, Zurich and Munich. Following his promotion in Strassburg in 1904 he went to Berlin for postgraduate studies under Rudolf von Renvers (1854-1909). 1908-1910 he was at the university surgical clinic in Greifswald under Erwin Payr (1871-1947), then went to Königsberg to work with Payr and Paul Leopold Friedrich (1864-1916). He was appointed professor of surgery at Königsberg in 1916, and in 1927 accepted an invitation to move to the same chair in Tübingen.

On March 18, 1924, Kirschner performed the first successfull pulmonary artery embolectomy - Trendelenburg’s operation. He developed a new method for the making an artificial oesophagus and a method for the opening of the knee joint.

We thank Martin H. Kirschner for information submitted.

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