The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Volkmann, Richard von

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Volkmann, Richard von
Edition of 1920. See also Richard von Volkmann on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

VOLKMANN, Richard von (“Richard Leander”), German surgeon and author, son of Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann (q.v.): b. Leipzig, Germany, 17 Aug. 1830; d. Jena, Germany, 28 Nov. 1889. He was educated at Halle, Giessen and Berlin, in 1857-67 was private-docent of surgery at Halle, becoming professor of surgery and chief of the hospital at that university in 1867. He was a surgeon in the army during the wars of 1866 and 1870-71, becoming surgeon-general in the latter war. He was eminent as a lecturer, made many important investigations in surgery and pathology, and was among the pioneers in introducing the surgical methods of Lister into Germany. He wrote ‘Traumereien au französischen Kaminen Märchen’ (1871; 24th ed., 1894); ‘Aus der Burscheuzeit’ (l876); ‘Gedichte’ (1877); while among his professional writings are ‘Beiträge zur Chirurgie’ (1875); ‘Be merkungen über einige vom Krebs zu trennende Geschwülste’ (1858), etc.