Claudius Amyand (surgeon)

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Claudius Amyand (c. 1681, Paris – 7 July 1740) was a French born English surgeon who in 1735 performed the first recorded successful appendectomy (which is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix). The patient was an 11-year boy who had an inguinal hernia combined with an acutely inflamed appendix.[1]


  1. ^ Amyand's hernia (


  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1736, 39: 329–336