March 20, 1920


JAMA. 1920;74(12):814-815. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620120040022

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Feb. 24, 1920.

Death of Professor Wertheim  A few days ago, Professor Ernst Wertheim, the famous gynecologic surgeon, died rather suddenly from the effects of an attack of the so-called influenza, which at present is prevalent in Vienna. He was only 58 years of age. Wertheim's reputation was worldwide, and there will be a large number of men in the United States who will regret to hear of his death. His chief line of work was the surgical treatment of cancer of the uterus, and his method of operation was at one time regarded as the best operation for this disease. Wertheim was a critical and exact scientist. As an operator he was bold and original, and as a teacher he was unique. With his death, which followed so soon after the death of Professor Schauta, there has occurred a rare condition in the University of Vienna. Both clinics for

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