An instrumental history of medicineBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.638 (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:638
- Rajvinder Khasriya, senior house officer ([email protected])
- obstetrics and gynaecology, St Thomas' Hospital, London
While holding a Langenbeck retractor for my consultant for the umpteenth time, I began to wonder who it was named after and what this figure contributed to surgery. My curiosity piqued, I set off to the Wellcome Institute one afternoon and uncovered the fascinating history …
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