Volkmann, Richard von. (1830-1889).

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Surgeon Richard von Volkmann was born in Leipzig, Germany, on 17 Aug. 1830. Volkmann earned his medical degree in Berlin in 1854 and in 1857 established a private practice in Halle. In 1867, he became a Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Surgical Clinic in Halle.

In 1870, Volkmann began editing his "Collection of clinical lectures". Contributing physicians and professors addressed many controversial topics, including Joseph Lister's theory on antiseptic wound treatment. As a field physician during the Prussian-French War, Volkmann utilized the latest surgical practices, including the techniques recommended by Lister. Shortly after the war, in 1872, Volkmann, Gustav Simon, and Bernhard von Langenbeck formed the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (German Surgical Society). In 1879, he established a new clinic in Halle which became a center of surgical instruction in Europe. Volkmann wrote fiction and poetry under the pseudonymn Richard Leander. On 28 Nov. 1889, Richard von Volkmann died of chronic spinal disease in Jena, Germany.

From the description of Letters received, 1867-1889. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 145406801

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creatorOf Volkmann, Richard von, 1830-1889. Letters received, 1867-1889. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Volkmann, R. Koncert for violoncel og orkester, opus 33. Danish Union Catalogue and Danish National Bibliography, library.dk; bibliotek.dk; DBC
referencedIn Beach, H. H. A. (Henry Harris Aubrey), 1843-1910. Photographs of German physicians / collected by Dr. H.H.A. Beach, [ca. 1878]. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
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associatedWith Bardeleben, Adolf, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Beach, H. H. A. (Henry Harris Aubrey), 1843-1910. person
associatedWith Bergmann, Ernst von, 1836-1907. person
associatedWith Busch, Wilhelm, 1826-1881. person
associatedWith Butlin, Henry T. (Henry Trentham), 1845-1912. person
associatedWith Callomon, Fritz T. (Fritz Thomas), 1876-1964. person
associatedWith Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. corporateBody
associatedWith Farnam, Henry W. (Henry Walcott), 1853-1933. person
associatedWith Hagedorn, Werner, 1831-1894. person
associatedWith Hegar, A. (Alfred), 1830-1914. person
associatedWith Heiberg, Hjalmar, 1837-1897. person
associatedWith Hueter, C. (Carl), 1838-1882. person
associatedWith Kocher, Theodor, 1841-1917. person
associatedWith Labbé, Léon, 1832-1916. person
associatedWith Langenbeck, Bernhard von, 1810-1887. person
associatedWith Maas, H. (Hermann), 1842-1886. person
associatedWith Manassein, V. A. (Vi︠a︡cheslav Avksentʹevich), 1841-1901. person
associatedWith Mosetig-Moorhof, Albert, Ritter von, 1838-1907. person
associatedWith Niemeyer, Felix von, 1820-1871. person
associatedWith Nussbaum, J. N. (Johann Nepomuk), Ritter von, 1829-1890. person
associatedWith Reverdin, Auguste, 1848-1908. person
associatedWith Reverdin, J.-L. (Jacques-Louis), 1842-1929. person
associatedWith Reyher, Carl, 1846-1890. person
associatedWith Simon, Gustav, 1824-1876. person
associatedWith Thiersch, Carl, 1822-1895. person
associatedWith Watson, Patrick Heron, Sir, 1832-1907. person
associatedWith Wells, Spencer, 1818-1897. person
associatedWith Wunderlich, C. A. (Carl August), 1815-1877. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Surgery, Aseptic and antiseptic


Birth 1830-08-17

Death 1889-11-28






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