Theodor Kocher

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Birthday
25, 1841
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 27, 1917 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
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25, 1841
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 27, 1917 (75)

About

Nobel Prize-winning thyroid surgeon who was one of the first surgeons to use antiseptic.

Before Fame

He joined the famous University of Berne at age 30, where he would spend the rest of his life.

Trivia

In addition to pioneering the use of antiseptics, he also contributed to the field of neurosurgery and thyroid surgery.

Family Life

His son, Albert Kocher, followed in his footsteps and became a surgeon.

Associated With

Joseph Lister's recommended methods for disinfecting saved the lives of many of Kocher's patients.