Hans Kehr

Surgeon, Deceased Person

1862 – 1916

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Who was Hans Kehr?

Johannes Otto Kehr was a German surgeon and professor of surgery born in Waltershausen, Thuringia.

He practiced surgery at a private clinic in Halberstädt, and from 1910 worked in Berlin. He is known for the development of operative procedures for the treatment of gall bladder and bile duct diseases.

In the late 19th century, Kehr popularized the cholecystectomy for the treatment of gallstones. He is credited with performing 2600 operations of the biliary tract during his career.

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Born
Apr 27, 1862
Erfurt
Also known as
  • Кер, Ганс
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
May 20, 1916
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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