Paul von Bruns
Paul von Bruns (July 2, 1846 – June 2, 1916) was a German surgeon. He was born in Tübingen, and was the son of surgeon Victor von Bruns. His father-in-law was Protestant theologian Karl Heinrich Weizsäcker.
In 1882, Bruns became director of the surgical clinic at Tübingen, as well as a full professor at the University. He was the author of works on numerous medical subjects — laryngotomy for removal of growths in the larnyx, acute osteomyelitis, gunshot wounds, limb operations and the treatment of goiters, to name a few.
In 1885, he founded Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie (Contributions to Clinical Surgery), and was its editor until his death. With Ernst von Bergmann (1836-1907) and Jan Mikulicz-Radecki (1850-1905), he published the four-volume Handbuch der Chirurgie (Handbook of Surgery).
Bruns died in Tübingen.
- Paul von Bruns obituary, British Medical Journal, 11 November 1916
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