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Martin Kirschner - bibliography

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


  • Die Chirurgie. Eine zusammenfassende Darstellung der allgemeinen und der speziellen Chirurgie.
    Published by Martin Kirschner and Otto Nordmann (1878-1946).
    Berlin, Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1926-1930.
  • Ein durch die Trendelenburgsche Operation geheilter Fall von Embolie der Art. pulmonalis.
    Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1924, 133: 312-359.
    First successful surgical treatment of pulmonary embolism, a procedure suggested by Trendelenburg in 1908.
  • Eine psychschonende und steuerbare Form der Allgemeinbetäubung.
    Der Chirurg, 1929, 1: 673-682. Intravenous use of "avertin".
  • Zur 100jährigen Geschichte der chirurgischen Universitätsklinik zu Königsberg.
    Berlin, 1922.
  • Allgemeine und spezielle chirurgische Operationslehre.
    Published by Martin Kirschner and Alfred Schubert (born 1896).
    4 volumes. Berlin, J. Springer, 1927-1932.
    2nd edition, published by Nicolai Guleke (1878-1958) and Rudolf Zenker (1903-1984), Berlin, 1951-1958.
    3rd and completely revised edition was published by R. Zenker: Heidelberg : Springer, 1995.
  • Zur Praxis der Begutachtung. Berlin, 1931.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, and Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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