Emil Theodor Kocher, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Emil Theodor Kocher

surgeon, laureate of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Medicine (1841-1917)

Date of Birth: 25-Aug-1841

Place of Birth: Bern, canton of Bern, Switzerland

Date of Death: 27-Jul-1917

Profession: physician, surgeon, university teacher, physiologist

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Emil Theodor Kocher

  • Emil Theodor Kocher (25 August 1841 – 27 July 1917) was a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid.
  • Among his many accomplishments are the introduction and promotion of aseptic surgery and scientific methods in surgery, specifically reducing the mortality of thyroidectomies below 1% in his operations. He was the first Swiss citizen and the first surgeon to ever receive a Nobel Prize.
  • He was considered a pioneer and leader in the field of surgery in his time.

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