Antoni de Gimbernat

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Antonio de Gimbernat

Don Antonio de Gimbernat y Arbós (Cambrils, Tarragona province, 1734 – Madrid, 1816) was a Spanish (Catalan) surgeon and anatomist. He is known for laying the groundwork for modern techniques of inguinal hernia repair. He also described in detail the anatomy of the inguinal and femoral regions of the human body.[1]

The lacunar ligament is named after Antonio de Gimbernat.[2]

His son Don Antonio Gimbernat FRSE (1765-1834) closely followed in his footsteps and was First Surgeon to the King of Spain.[3]


  1. ^ Antonio de Gimbernat y Arbós (1734–1816). Sociedad Hispanoamericana de Hernia
  2. ^ Arráez-Aybar, LA & Bueno-López, JL. (2013). Antonio Gimbernat y Arbós: An Anatomist-surgeon of the Enlightenment (In the 220th Anniversary of his ‘‘A New Method of Operating the Crural Hernia’’). Clinical Anatomy 26:800–809
  3. ^ BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.