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Whipple's operation

  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy for carcinoma of the head of pancreas
  • A O Whipple (1881-1963).   U S surgeon who was born in Iran. He commenced surgical practice in 1910 and became Professor of Surgery at Columbia, New York, and director of the surgical service at the Presbyterian Hospital in 1921, retiring in 1946. Apart from his contributions to disorders of the pancreas, he was an authority on literature and ancient cultures and was especially interested in the orient and in medical history. This is exemplified by his book "The story of wound healing and wound repair" which was published shortly before he died.

 

 
 

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