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Carl B. Schlatter

Born  1863-03-18
Died  1934-

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Swiss physician, born March 18, 1864, Wallisellen-Zürich; died 1934.

Biography of Carl B. Schlatter

Carl B. Schlatter received his education from the universities of Zurich, Heidelberg, Vienna, and Paris, graduating doctor of medicine at the University of Zurich in 1889. In the winter of 1889 to 1890 he studied in Vienna with Christian Albert Theodore Billroth (1829-1894) and Eduard Albert (1841-1900). He was invited by professor Rudolph Ulrich Krönlein (1847-1910) to join him at the university clinic in Zurich, where he was habilitated for surgery in 1895. He became ausserordentlicher professor of surgery and casualty medicine in 1899, and in 1924 was made full professor of this discipline.

Schlatter in 1897 performed the first successful complete gastrectomy. His main interest was in casualties and trauma and he published a number of papers and books on this subject. In 1914-1915 he worked in the German prisoner of war camps and in the Stuttgart Military Hospital. He was a very skilful surgeon and a fine teacher. He fell ill shortly before his retirement was due and died suddenly of a pulmonary illness.


  • Über Ernährung und Verdauung nach vollständiger Entfernung des Magens, Oesophagoenterostomie, beim Menschen.
    [Bruns] Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, 1897, 19: 757-776.
    [Bruns] Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, 1899, 23: 589-594.
  • Hirnblutungen, Leberverletzungen.
    In Fritz de Quervain and Emil Theodor Kocher: Enzyklopädie der Chirurgie. 2 volumes; Leipzig, 1901-1903.
  • Verletzungen und Erkrankungen der Kiefer.
    With Oskar Römer (born 1866).
    In: Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie, 1st to 3rd edition; Stuttgart 1901-1907.
  • Verletzungen des schnabelförmigen Fortsatzes des oberen Tibia-epiphyse.
    [Bruns] Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, 1903, 38: 874-887.
  • Die Chirurgie der Zähne, des Zahnfleisches und der Kiefer.
    With Oskar Römer (born 1866). In: Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie, 2nd edition, volume 1; Stuttgart 1903. 1907.
  • Lehrbuch der praktischen Chirurgie.
    With Ludwig Gelpke (born 1854). Leipzig, 1913.
  • Unfallkunde für Ärzte und Juristen.
    With Ludwig Gelpke (born 1854).
    Bern, 1917; 2nd edition, 1930.

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