VIDEO: What’s in a name? How a disease, procedure both bear the name Whipple

In this Endo-Sketch, a Healio video series on clinical conditions named after famous colleagues, Klaus Mergener, MD, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses the origin of the Whipple procedure and Whipple disease.According to Mergener, the Whipple procedure, also known as pancreatico-duodenectomy, is named after distinguished surgeon Allen Oldfather Whipple, who was born in Iran in 1881. Oldfather Whipple earned his medical degree at Columbia University, where he remained after graduation and within 10 years was appointed professor and surgeon-in-chief ofRead More

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