Theodor Rumpel (surgeon)

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Theodor Rumpel (25 March 1862, Gütersloh – 11 August 1923, Hamburg) was a German surgeon remembered for describing the Rumpel-Leede sign.

He received his doctorate in 1887 in Marburg and worked at the Hamburg-Eppendorf Hospital. He oversaw the building of the Barmbecker Krankenhaus in Hamburg, of which he became director in 1913.[1]

With internist Alfred Kast (1856–1903), he was co-author of a patho-anatomical atlas titled: Pathologisch-anatomische Tafeln nach frischen Präparaten mit erläuterndem anatomisch-klinischem Text.[2]


  1. ^ Theodor Rumpel at Who Named It?
  2. ^ WorldCat Titles Pathologisch-anatomische Tafeln