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World J Surg. 2008 Nov;32(11):2527-9. doi: 10.1007/s00268-008-9703-9.

Franz Kaspar Hesselbach (1759--1816): anatomist and surgeon.

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Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Alabama, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. rstubbs@uab.edu

Abstract

Although the term Hesselbach's triangle is used in everyday general surgical practice, little is written and known regarding the life of the early surgical pioneer for whom it is named. The present paper reviews the life of the German Franz Kaspar Hesselbach (1759--1816) and his contributions to the anatomical sciences and practice of surgery.

PMID:
18758855
DOI:
10.1007/s00268-008-9703-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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