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 Augustus Charles Bernays

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Augustus Charles Bernays

  • Birth 13 Oct 1854 Highland, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 22 May 1907 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 16, Lot 2358
  • Memorial ID 7387099

Physician. One of the nation's most eminent surgeons of his time, Bernays was equally famous as a contributor to the literature of anatomy and surgery. A series of monographs entitled "Chips From a Surgeon's Workshop" recorded the progress of his work. Dr. Bernays performed the first successful Caesarian section in St. Louis in 1889. He went on to perform the first successful coeliotomy (organ or body cavity surgery) and the first successful gallstone operations in Missouri. Bernays was made Professor of Anatomy in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of St. Louis before the age of 29. He later became Professor of Anatomy and Surgical Pathology in the Marion-Sims College of Medicine and the Woman's Medical College

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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 25 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7387099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Charles Bernays (13 Oct 1854–22 May 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7387099, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .