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July 23, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(4):122-123. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400030026012

Koenig and Rosenbach— Goettingen Polyclinic— Empyema—Amputation of Thigh for Osteomyelitis.

My Dear Dr. Fenger:  In my last letter I promised to relate to you this time the results of my ob servations in Goettingen. You are aware that in our weekly colloquium at your house after my lectures Friday evenings, we have mentioned the names of Koenig and Rosenbach perhaps more frequently than the names of any other two surgeons. This was not accidental by any means, as Koenig occupies by common consent a foremost position in the list of the most prominent surgeons of Germany, a distinction he well deserves as the author of the best text-book on surgery, as a clear and impressive teacher, as an accurate clinical observer, as a bold and successful operator, and last, but not least, as a perfect type of a gentleman; while the name of Rosenbach is intimately associated with the scientific