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Emil Theodore Kocher (1841-1917)
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    Theodore Kocher was Professor of Surgery at Berne for almost half a century. His experimental studies which included those on coagulation of blood, function of the brain and spinal cord, investigation of intracranial pressure, and bullet wounds and his contributions to general surgery were overshadowed by his pioneer work on the thyroid gland. He became the first surgeon to receive the Nobel Prize in …

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