|Biomedsearch home advanced search tools search tutorial login | create free account the early days of gall bladder surgery. Abstract: gall stones have been found in ancient egyptian mummies, and have presumably caused symptoms and suffering since the early days of mankind. 'inflammation of the liver' was well recognised by the greeks, and, in many cases, might well have represented attacks of biliary colic. Giovanni morgagni, professor of anatomy in padua, and regarded as one of the fathers of modern pathology, described, in 1761, 20 autopsies in which gall stones were found. Keywords call bladder surgery / operative treatment / cholecystectomy article type: clinical report subject: cholecystectomy (patient outcomes) cholecystectomy (health aspects) gallstones (care and treatment) author: ellis, harold pub date: 04/01/2010 publication: name: journal of perioperative practice publisher: association for perioperative practice audience: academic format: magazine/journal subject: health; health care industry copyright: copyright 2010 association for perioperative practice issn: 1750-4589 issue: date: april, 2010 source volume: 20 source issue: 4 topic: event code: 200 management dynamics persons: named person: bobbs, john stough; langenbuch, carl johann geographic: geographic scope: england geographic code: 4euue england accession number: 224406046 full text: interestingly, it was a physician, not a surgeon, who first suggested operative treatment for this condition. viagra online buy cheap viagra buy generic viagra viagra for sale generic viagra online cheap viagra cheap generic viagra 100 mg generic viagra cheap viagra online generic viagra online John thudichum, physician and lecturer on pathological chemistry at st thomas's hospital, london, studied the chemical composition of gall stones and published a treatise on this subject. In 1859 he published a paper in which he suggested that the surgeon could fix the fundus of the gall bladder to the anterior abdominal wall through a small incision, allow adhesions to form between the two, then open the gall bladder, extract the calculi and the resultant fistula would then heal spontaneously. Eight years later, in 1867, this was to be carried out by john stough bobbs, who was apparently unaware of thudichum's article. Bobbs was the foundation professor of surgery in the indiana central medical school, indianapolis--then pretty well at the extremity of the american far west. The operation was carried out, not in a hospital operating theatre, but in a third floor room above a drug store, which bobbs would hire when he needed somewhere to operate. The surgery was performed under chloroform, the use of which bobbs had become expert during the american civil war, but without any regard to antiseptic precautions; joseph lister was to publish his paper on antisepsis that very same year. [illustration omitted] the patient was a lady of 30 years of age who presented with a large painful mass in.