[Billroth and his time; selected passages from his letters]
Journal/Book: Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1986; 98: 240-4.
Abstract: Billroth's life and work are illustrated by selected excerpts from his letters written to outstanding personalities and colleagues. Not only his medical activities, but also his initiative in the planning of the Rudolfinerhaus hospital, and the reconstruction of his own department and the building of the Medical Association house in the Frankgasse are described. In addition, his love of music and his deep friendship with Johannes Brahms are demonstrated by these letters.
Keyword(s): Austria. English Abstract. History of Medicine, 19th Cent.. Surgery/history. Writing