Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Åke Senning

  • Two giants in thoracic surgery: Clarence Crafoord and Åke Senning

    Göran WettrellLund University, Sweden Clarence Crafoord Clarence Crafoord (1899–1984) was one of the most outstanding surgeons in Sweden during the twentieth century (Figure 1). He started his surgical training in the early 1920s. Postoperative complications such as obstructing pulmonary thrombosis were a frequent cause of death. In 1927, Crafoord performed two successful acute pulmonary embolectomies.1…