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August 20, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(8):249-250. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400070025011

Gussenbauer; his Methods—Enlargement of Cervical Glands—Tuberculosis of the Cheek—Fistulæ from Osteo-Myelitis of Femur—Litholapaxy—Genu Valgum—Resection of Intestine for Gangrene—Chiari; his Work and Laboratory—Unique Skull.

Dear Dr. Fenger:  —I arrived in Prague April 26, and at once sought Prof. Gussenbauer, who impressed me very favorably. He is about 44 years of age, and blessed with a vigorous, healthy constitution. His aspect and behavior indicate that he is a hard worker. He has charge of the surgical wards in the Stadtkrankenhaus, which contains 120 beds and affords a rich material for clinical teaching. Hardly a day passes but he performs two or more capital operations. He is a good lecturer and a splendid teacher. In his Klinik, when a case is shown, one of the assistants reads a short history, which is followed by brief remarks with special reference to a correct diagnosis by Gussenbauer. After all the material for the day has