CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.
Today’s History Feature:
Dr. Ernst Von Bergmann
(Dec 16,1836 – Mar 25,1907)
💠German Military Surgeon
💠Pioneer of Aseptic Surgery
🔸Bergmann did his medical studies at the University of Dorpat, Vienna and earned his Doctorate in 1860.
🔸Subsequently, he got trained in surgery. Then he went on to serve as a Military surgeon in German civil war from 1866-1878 and thereby gained experience in treating Cranial injuries and Gunshot injuries.
🔸In fact, he was one of the first to treat the wounds by antiseptic methods which was just introduced by Sir Joseph Lister.
🔸Afterwards, he got appointed as the Professor of Surgery at University of Dorpat and later he spent his days at the University of Berlin.
🔸Furthermore, Dr. Bergmann pioneered many surgeries such as…
🔅Performed the first successful Oesophageal diverticulum operation.
🔸In addition to his contributions to surgery, Dr. Bergmann is noted for introducing the below…
🔅Heat sterilization of surgical instruments in 1886.
🔅Steam sterilization under pressure for instruments and dressing materials used for surgery.
🔅Sterile white gowns in the operating theatre.
🔸He was also an early adopter of the “White coat” and published numerous medical and surgical works including:
🔅The Classic Treatise on Head Surgeries in 1880.
🔅The Surgical Treatment of Brain Disorders in 1888.
A Day to Commemorate…
A Surgeon Who Converted Sir Joseph Lister’s Antiseptic to Aseptic Technique in Surgery
Dr. Ernst Von Bergmann 🙏🏼
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