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July 17, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(3):123-129. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440290029001p

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VIII.—PROFESSORS OF SURGERY AND PRACTICAL SURGEONS (WUNDAERZTE).  In October, 1765, two Germans traveling for study reached Leyden together. With the greatest kindness, their celebrated countryman, Albinus (born in Frankfort on the Oder), whose anatomic works and drawings surpassed anything which had hitherto been done in descriptive anatomy, opened to them his invaluable storehouse of specimens. The two young men, who here formed a bond of friendship which lasted through their whole lives, became later the best teachers of surgery, A. G. Richter and Carl Caspar von Siebold. The latter, who was six years the elder, was born (1736-1807) in the little town of Nidecken, where his father was a surgeon, and at the age of 16 he entered the school in Cologne, in order to study philosophy. There he made such good progress that he was enabled to take part in public disputations. In 1755 he returned to his father,

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