Christian Heinrich Bünger

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Christian Bünger
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Christian Heinrich Bünger (1782-1842)
Born 11 October 1782
Braunschweig
Died 8 December 1842 (1842-12-09) (aged 60)
Marburg
Residence Germany
Nationality German
Fields Anatomist and surgeon
Institutions University of Marburg
Alma mater University of Helmstedt
Doctoral advisor Justus Christian Loder
Gottfried Christoph Beireis
Doctoral students Franz Ludwig Fick
Known for Rhinoplasty

Christian Heinrich Bünger (11 October 1782 – 8 December 1842) was professor of anatomy and was the first surgeon to introduce rhinoplasty.

Education[edit]

He received his MD in c. 1805 from the University of Helmstedt under Justus Ferdinand Christian Loder and Gottfried Christoph Beireis.

Career[edit]

Bünger was professor of anatomy at the University of Marburg. He was an expert and innovator in operations on the nerve, lymph, and arterial systems, especially arterial ligations. He was the first to work out the exact natural positions of the auditory apparatus of animals and humans. Bünger was also a specialist in plastic surgery, especially of the nose and eyelids. He was the first to introduce rhinoplasty.

References[edit]

  • Jasper Hein, Christian Heinrich Bünger 1782-1842 Anatom und Chirurg in Marburg, Brosch., Einband lt. fleckig, sonst gt. Zustand., 467 S. Zur Geschichte der Anatomie und Chirurgie. Zahlr. Abb., Tabellen, Faksimile, Mannheim, 1976.
  • Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1962, vol. 1, pp. 758–759.
  • Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Duncker & Humblot, 1967-1971 Reprint, vol. 3, p. 540.
  • Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen, 1842, vol. 20(part2), pp. 836–839.

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