Theodor Billroth’ birthday
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Today it is Theodor Billroth’s birthday. He lived between April 26th, 1829 and February 6th, 1894. He was a German surgeon, generally considered to be the founder of modern abdominal surgery. He was a friend and colleague of Halsted. Billroth was a pioneer abdominal surgeon, and perfected many procedures, including gastric resections still used daily in general surgery. He helped establish the foundations of academic training and university direction of surgical sciences.