César Roux

Born 1857
Died 1934

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Swiss surgeon, born 1857, Mont-la-Ville; died 1934.

Biography of César Roux

While still a student at Bern, César Roux worked with Christopher Theodor Aeby (1835-1885) and Theodor Langhans (1839-1915). After receiving his doctorate in 1880 he began working under Emil Theodor Kocher (1841-1917), then settled in practice in Lausanne. In 1887 he became chief of both surgical departments at the Kantonsspital and, on the occasion of the founding of the University of Lausanne, became professor of external pathology and gynaecology. He retired in 1926.

In Lausanne, 1926, Roux performed the first case of a successful removal of a pheochromocytoma. About seven months later, Charles Horace Mayo (1865-1939) performed the same operation in the United States.

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