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Alexander Brunschwig: 110 years from birth September 11, 1901 - August 7, 1969

Author(s): Kecmanović Dragutin | Pavlov Maja | Ćeranić Miljan | Kostić Dragan | Mihajlović Branislav

Journal: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
ISSN 0354-950X

Volume: 58;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Alexander Brunschwig | pelvic | exenteration | history | surgery

Alexander Brunschwig was very important person in surgical oncology during the 20th century. He helped Maximow and Bloom to write their well-known histology text "A Text-Book of Histology", he was the first to do a one-stage radical pancreatoduodenectomy and pelvic exenteration. Doctor Alexander Brunschwig was born in El Paso, Texas, on September 11, 1901. He graduated from Rush Medical College in 1927. He was named for the chief of gynecology and clinical assistant at Clinics and Medical School of the Chicago University in 1933. He became professor of surgery at the same University in 1940 where he worked until 1947. Doctor Brunschwig moved to New York in 1947 and became the Chief of gynecology in Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and professor of clinical surgery at Cornell University at Medical College. He published some very important books about oncology, "The Surgery of Pancreatic Tumors", "Radical Surgery in Advanced Abdominal Cancer" and "L’ Exenteration pelvienne".

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