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September 26, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(13):991-992. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670130053024

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Death of Kukula  Czech medicine has suffered a second heavy loss through the death of a leader. After Prof. V. Janovsky, whose death was reported recently, Dr. Otakar Kukula, professor of surgery of the Prague Czech Medical Faculty, died, August 11. Kukula came from a medical family. His grandfather was a well known surgeon and his father owned a private surgical hospital in Jicin, northern Bohemia, where his son was born in 1867. Kukula obtained his degree in medicine at the Prague Czech University in 1890. He then went to Vienna, where he studied under Prof. E. Albert. In 1894 he became assistant at the Czech surgical clinic in Prague, and in 1897 lecturer in surgery in the surgical clinic of the Czech Medical Faculty in Prague. With this he was connected until he died. As a young surgeon he spent some months in New York and Chicago hospitals. He

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