Werner Körte

Surgeon, Deceased Person

1853 – 1937

78

Who was Werner Körte?

Werner Körte was a German surgeon who was a native of Berlin. He was the brother of archaeologist Gustav Körte and philologist Alfred Körte.

During the Franco-Prussian War he worked as a volunteer in a Typhuslazarett in Metz, and in 1875 earned his medical doctorate at the University of Strasbourg. From 1877 to 1879 he was an assistant to Robert Ferdinand Wilms at the Bethanien Hospital in Berlin. When Wilms was incapacitated due to illness, he was provisional head at the hospital. From 1889 to 1924 he was director of the Krankenhaus Urban in Berlin.

As a surgeon, Körte specialized in liver, gall bladder and pancreatic operations. From 1899 until 1929 he served as the first secretary of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, and was later its president and honorary chairman.

The singer Amalie Joachim died while undergoing a gall bladder operation under his care on February 3, 1899.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Oct 21, 1853
Berlin
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
Dec 3, 1937
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Werner Körte." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Jun 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/werner_korte>.

Discuss this Werner Körte biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net