Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Claudius Amyand

  • Claudius Amyand (c. 1680–1740) of the first appendectomy

    On the southwest corner of London’s Hyde Park once stood St. George’s Hospital, now relocated to the suburbs. It had been founded in 1733 by a group of surgeons who moved there from the Westminster Hospital. Among them was a surgeon whose Huguenot parents had fled from France after the revocation of the Edict of…