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Johannes Otto Kehr - bibliography

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German surgeon, born April 27, 1862, Waltershausen, Thüringen; died May 20, 1916, Berlin. Kehr only used the short version of his forst name: Hans.


Die chirurgische Behandlung der Gallensteinkrankheit. Berlin, 1896.

Anleitung zur Erlernung der Diagnostik der einzelnen Formen der Gallensteinkrankheit.
Berlin: Fischer, 1899.
English translation, 1901: Introduction to the Differential Diagnosis of the Separate Forms of Gallstone Disease.

Gallstone Disease. Translated by W. W. Seymour, Philadelphia, 1901.

Introduction to the Differential Diagnosis of the Separate Forms of Gallstone Disease.
Based on his experience with 433 laparotomies for gallstones.

Bericht über 137 Gallensteinlaparotomien. Munich, 1904.

Die in meiner Klinik geübte Technik der Gallensteinoperationen. Berlin, 1905.

Die interne und chirurgische Behandlung der Gallensteinkrankheit. Berlin, 1906.

Drei Jahre Gallensteinchirurgie. With Liebold and Neuling. Berlin, 1908.

Chirurgie der Gallenwege. Neue Deutsche Chirurgie, volume 8. Stuttgart, 1913.

Die Praxis der Gallenwege-Chirurgie in Wort und Bild.  Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch in 2 Bänden für Interne und Chirurgen. Two volumes, Munich: J. F. Lehmann’s Verlag,  1913.
The Practise of Biliary Surgery, in word and pictores.

Die Ernährungstherapie vor und nach Operationen. In Ernst Victor von Leyden (1832-1910): Handbuch der Ernährungstherapie, Leipzig 1897-1899.

Die Chirurgie der Leber, Gallenwege, Milz und Pankreas.
In: von Bergmann, Bruns, von Mikulicz: Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie.

Ernst von Bergmann (1836-1907), Paul von Bruns (1846-1916), Jan Mikulicz-Radecki (1850-1905):
Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie. Stuttgart, 1899.


Julius Leopold Pagel (1851-1912), publisher:
 Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts.
Urban & Schwarzenberg, Berlin and Vienna, 1901.

Isidor Fischer (1869-1943), publisher:
Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre.
Berlin – Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932.

Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.

Leon Morgenstern:
Hans Kehr: not first, but foremost. Surgical Endoscopy, New York, 1993, 7: 152-154.

V. Klimpel:
[Does Kehr's sign derive from Hans Kehr? A critical commentary on its documentation?].
Der Chirurg, Berlin, January 2004, 75 (1): 80-83.
In the abstract of this article, the author says: After a thorough investigation into the body of research conducted by Hans Kehr, one must come to the conclusion that there is insufficient evidence that the term refers to his own work. The question of why the violent pain in the left shoulder during rupture of the spleen is named after the German gall bladder surgeon will remain a mystery of medical history.

Bernd Schneider:
Der Chirurg Hans Kehr – Lebendiges wissenschaftliches Erbe.
Ärzteblatt Thüringen, 2009, 20 (4): 275-279.

Bernd Schneider:
Hans Kehr in seiner Zeit. Kultur und Geschichte, 2009, 20 (4): 275-279.

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