Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery

, Volume 390, Issue 2, pp 182–185 | Cite as

Professor von Mikulicz-Radecki, Breslau: 100 years since his death

  • Sumiko Hiki
  • Yoshiki Hiki
Mastery in Surgery

The great surgeon Johann von Mikulicz-Radecki died about 100 years ago on 14 June 1905. His legacy is an academic lineage, a surgical tree on each branch of which hangs the name of one of his disciples. For example, the tree includes such distinguished surgical professors who have made history as W. Anschütz (Kiel), F. Sauerbruch (Munich/Berlin) and Kausch (Berlin). Among the others, a Japanese surgeon particularly stands out: Hayari Miyake of Kyushu [1].

Born in 1850 in Czernowitz in northern Poland, Mikulicz was the son of a famous architect. The present City Hall and a park in his birthplace were designed by his father, who was later granted an aristocratic title. Mikulicz graduated from the Gymnasium in his home town and enrolled at Vienna University Medical School and, subsequently, worked in the surgical department of Th. Billroth. In 1880 he obtained a surgical professorship through his study of “Die seitlichen Verkümmerungen am Knie und deren Heilungsmethoden”.

At the age 32...


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  1. 1.TokyoJapan

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