Lot 933: Kocher, Emil Theodor



2015-09-16 14:11:49

Lot 933: Kocher Emil Theodor: (1841-1917) Swiss Physician And Medical Researcher. Nobel Prize In Medicine In 1909 For His Work In The Surgery Of The Thyroid. First Swiss Citizen And First Surgeon To Ever Receive A Nobel Prize. A.L.S., Kocher, Two Pages, Small 8Vo, Bern, 17Th August 1888, To A Colleague, On His Printed Stationery, In German. The Letter Contains Kocher'S Medical Tips Regarding His Colleague'S Patient. Kocher Is Not Sure If The Symptoms Described By His Correspondent Is Cancer Or Not And States 'I Can'T Consider The Swelling As Cancer Now, Although Cancer Often Results From Swellings Like This. If So, The Surgery Will Be Too Late'. Kocher Hopes That The Patient Will Recover And Gives Further Medication Advice '0,2 Iodine-Potash', And Recommends Aachen (Aix-La-Chapelle) For Convalescence Therapy. Vg. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £250-350
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