Christian Heinrich Bünger

Christian Heinrich Bünger (11 October 1782 – 8 December 1842) was professor of anatomy and was the first surgeon to introduce rhinoplasty.[1]

Christian Bünger
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Christian Heinrich Bünger (1782-1842)
Born11 October 1782
Died8 December 1842 (1842-12-09) (aged 60)
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Helmstedt
Known forRhinoplasty
Scientific career
FieldsAnatomist and surgeon
InstitutionsUniversity of Marburg
Doctoral advisorJustus Christian Loder
Gottfried Christoph Beireis
Doctoral studentsFranz Ludwig Fick

EducationEdit

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

CareerEdit

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. In 1817 Bünger performed the first full thickness Skin grafting.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hamilton, David (2012). A History of Organ Transplantation: Ancient Legends to Modern Practice. University of Pittsburgh Pre. p. 61. ISBN 9780822977841.
  2. ^ Klasen, H. J. (2012-12-06). History of Free Skin Grafting: Knowledge or Empiricism?. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 12. ISBN 9783642816536.
  • 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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