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    Theodor Billroth Autograph Letter Signed "Dr. Th. Billroth". Three pages of a bifolium, 5.75" x 9"; Wien, Austria; June 23, 1884. In German (untranslated) on Rudolfiner-Verein Hospital letterhead. Billroth (1829-1894) was a highly respected Austrian surgeon best known for performing the first successful gastrectomy to remove cancer; he is widely held as the father of modern abdominal surgery. He was also the first surgeon to perform an esophagectomy. Apart from his medical career, Billroth was also an accomplished musician and believed the two to be complimentary fields.

    Condition: Toned throughout, flattened horizontal mail fold. Some weakness at center fold. Small area of soiling at lower margin.

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