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. Jacob Blumberg
(Jun 27, 1873 – 1955)
🔸Blumberg pursued his medical studies at the University of Breslow and graduated in 1896.
🔸After his studies, he got trained in surgery from Dr. Jan Mikulicz, who described the Mikulicz syndrome and additionally from physician Dr. Albert Neisser, discoverer of Neisseria gonorrhoea.
🔸Later, he worked with the famous Dr. Paul Zweifel, who was the first, in 1876, to describe that foetus in utero is metabolically active by consuming oxygen.
🔸In his career, he investigated the methods for sterilization of surgeon’s hand. It resulted in the invention of Surgical Rubber Gloves.
🔸Also, he became very famous for his eponym…
🔅Blumberg’s sign or Rebound tenderness indicative of Peritonitis.
🔸In the later part of his life, he had shown interest in the new fields of Radium and Radiology. He further obtained radium from Curie Institute and founded an X-Ray and Radium Institute in Berlin.
A Day to Commemorate…
An Eminent Surgeon
Dr. Jacob Blumberg 🙏
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