A historical perspective: Bernhard von Langenbeck German Surgeon (1810-1887)

Alper Cesmebasi, Kim Oelhafen, Brian J. Shayota, Zachary Klaassen, R. Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas

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Bernhard von Langenbeck is undeniably one of the world's greatest surgeons and inventors. The influence which he exerted upon the practice of surgery, as apparent by the numerous surgical tools and 21 operations credited to his name, represents the notable contributions of this amazing man. Despite the tools and techniques which bear his name, the establishment of a surgical journal, and his role in co-founding the German Surgical Society, many attest that Bernhard von Langenbeck's greatest contribution to the professional field was the vast knowledge he imparted on his pupils. Commonly credited with training nearly every celebrated surgical operator of his time, von Langenbeck merits posthumous acknowledgement for his vast contributions to the field of medicine and surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)972-975
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Anatomy
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Fixateurexterne
  • History of surgery
  • Osteosynthesis device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology


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