Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Issue 5, pp 383–384 | Cite as

Theodor E. Kocher

  • Siddharth Pramod Dubhashi
  • B. M. Subnis
  • Rajat Dinesh Sindwani
Institution and Surgeons
Theodor Kocher was born on August 25, 1841, at Berne (Fig.  1). His father Jacob Alexander was the chief engineer of the Canton Berne and his mother Maria, a descendent of the Moravian Brethren. She passed on to her son a deeply religious philosophy which would help him gain an empathetic understanding of his patients in years to come. He did his school education from Berlin, London, Paris and Vienna. He received his MD from the University of Berne in 1869. That same year he married Marie Witchi-Courant. He had three sons, the eldest of whom, Albert, became a surgeon [ 1, 2, 3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siddharth Pramod Dubhashi
    • 1
  • B. M. Subnis
    • 1
  • Rajat Dinesh Sindwani
    • 1
  1. 1.Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research CentrePuneIndia

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