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The Memoirs of Allen Oldfather Whipple

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The man behind the Whipple operation

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  • ISBN: 9781903378144
  • Authors:

    Samir Johna MD FACS Assistant Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, California, USA, Moshe Schein MD FACS FCS (SA) Professor of Surgery, Cornell University Medical College & Bronx Lebanon Hospital, New York, USA

  • Date Published: May 2003
  • Pages: 236
  • Style: Softback

Book Description

To the abdominal surgeon a first successful Whipple procedure is what a first combat mission is to the fighter pilot: a symbol of competence - the fruits of prolonged training. Not many surgeons have managed to incorporate their names into a commonly used eponym; Allen Whipple did and so became immortalized as a household name to surgeons worldwide. Yet, little has been known and written about Whipple, the great American surgeon - the person and his other interests.The Memoirs of Allen Oldfather Whipple is an edited version of Whipple's previously unpublished memories. In these pages the retired Whipple describes the journey of his life from the very beginning in Persia, where he was born, to the very end in New Jersey where he died. He provides snap shots of himself, his family and friends, his colleagues, and the changing times in which he lived.