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Laparoscopy - the early attempts: spotlighting Georg Kelling and Hans Christian Jacobaeus

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The traditional gap between surgeons and internists was much wider 100 years ago than nowadays. At the beginning of the twentieth century, neither group was particularly open to the idea of scholarly exchange. In this respect, both early pioneers of laparoscopy, Georg Kelling (1866–1945, a German surgeon of Dresden, and Hans Christian Jacobaeus (1879–1937), an internist from Stockholm, Sweden, were interesting exceptions. ..

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