November 17, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(20):1708-1709. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200058028

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Seventieth Birthday of Werner Körte  The Berlin surgeon Werner Körte will reach, October 21, his seventieth birthday. Through his father, the name Körte became known among the medical profession of Germany. The father was one of the most prominent physicians of the capital, and reached the advanced age of 90. The son, Werner Körte, was for many years a general physician with a large practice, until he decided to devote himself to his special field. He secured an excellent foundation while a pupil under Lück in Strasbourg and Wilms in Berlin. In 1889 he was appointed director of the newly built municipal hospital "am Urban," where Albert Fränkel was associated with him in the department of internal diseases. Körte is popular both as consultant and operator. His publications deal mainly with abdominal surgery, especially the surgery of the biliary tracts, and the diseases and injuries of the pancreas, on which

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