An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16017 entries, 14075 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 11, 2024

KOCHER, Emil Theodor

6 entries
  • 4425

Eine neue Reductionsmethode für Schulterverrenkung.

Berl. klin. Wschr., 7, 101-05, 1870.

Kocher was Professor of Surgery at Berne, and among the greatest surgeons of his day. He is remembered, among other things, for his method of reduction of subluxation of the shoulder-joint.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Fractures & Dislocations, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Shoulder
  • 3826

Exstirpation einer Struma retroesophagea.

KorrespBl. Schweiz. Aerzte, 8, 702-05, 1878.

Kocher, a pupil of Billroth, was a pioneer of thyroidectomy for goitre. Before his time the operation was seldom performed. Garrison says that Kocher performed this difficult operation 2,000 times, with a mortality rate of only 4.5 per cent.

In 1909 Kocher was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid."



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Thyroid , NOBEL PRIZES › Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 3473

Ueber Radicalheilung des Krebses.

Dtsch. Z. Chir., 13, 134-66, 1880.

Kocher’s operation of radical extirpation of the tongue for carcinoma.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Carcinoma, SURGERY: General
  • 3827

Ueber Kropfexstirpation und ihre Folgen.

Arch. klin. Chir., 29, 254-337, 1883.

Kocher coined the term “cachexia strumipriva” to describe the myxedema following total extirpation of the thyroid. His work on the subject led to a better understanding of the cause of myxedema.



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Thyroid
  • 5619.1

Eine einfache Methode zurErzielung sicherer Asepsis.

CorrespBl. scbweiz. Aerzte, 18, 3-20, 1888.

Kocher introduced silk sutures.



Subjects: SURGERY: General
  • 3600

Zur Radicalcur der Hernien.

KorrespBl. Schweiz. Aerzte, 22, 561-76, 1892.

Kocher’s hernia operation.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › Hernia