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Alton Ochsner, surgeon of the South by John Wilds

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English



  • Louisiana


  • Ochsner, Alton, 1896-,
  • Ochsner, Alton, 1896-,
  • Surgeons -- Louisiana -- Biography.,
  • Physicians -- biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-257).

StatementJohn Wilds and Ira Harkey.
ContributionsHarkey, Ira, 1918-
LC ClassificationsRD27.35.O24 W55 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2194519M
ISBN 100807115649
LC Control Number89013524

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Alton Ochsner completed medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and he initiated his practice in a Chicago hospital where he was mentored by another Ochsner great, Albert John Ochsner, a cousin of Alton's father and prominent Chicago surgeon who took Alton under his wing. 3 The career of Alton Ochsner spiraled upward from there, and he became Author: Eduardo Randrup, Hector O. Ventura. As a surgeon, innovative researcher, teacher and founder of New Orleans's Ochsner Clinic and Medical Foundation, Ochsner () numbered among his acquaintances heads of state, celebrities and mi.   Ochsner the surgeon is, obviously, the center of this biography but the book also gives a picture, as it goes through Ochsner's busy and fruitful life, of how a medical center may evolve, of the development of American surgery in recent times, of . COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .

A pedestrian biography of the founder of a respected Louisiana clinic. Not all good doctors are good material for biographies. Without some dramatic straggle or discovery, some unusual place in medicine, or some particularly appealing personality, the account of the daily rounds can be tedious. Alton Ochsner was a skillful, energetic surgeon who achieved early success, . Wilds J., Harkey I. Alton Ochsner Surgeon of the South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, Ventura H. O. Albert Ochsner, MD: Chicago Surgeon and Mentor to Alton Ochsner. Ochsner Journal. ; – [PMC free article] Wilds J. Ochsner's: An Informal History of the South's Largest Private Medical Center. Baton Rouge Cited by: 6.   The accomplishments of Alton Ochsner () constitute a major chapter in the history of twentieth-century medicine. In a career that spanned sixty years, he perfor operations. His wide-ranging medical research was the basis for nearly published papers. He inspired 3, Author: John Wilds. Ochsner was founded in by one of the most preeminent surgeons of his day – Alton Ochsner, M.D. Dr. Ochsner’s legacy and high standards continue to inspire our surgical team today. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained general surgeons perform thousands of procedures annually in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.

  Learn more about the five Founding Fathers of Ochsner. Alton Ochsner, MD. Alton Ochsner was born in in Kimball, South Dakota to Edward Philip and Clara Leda Shontz Ochsner. Ochsner enters the University of South Dakota at Vermillion and then matriculates into the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis.   Phinizy Spalding; Alton Ochsner: Surgeon of the South. By John Wilds and Ira Harkey. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, xviii + pp. $Cited by:   Dr. Alton Ochsner, an internationally known heart surgeon, teacher and early influential opponent of cigarette smoking, died yesterday in New Orleans at the age of   The book ends at the time when Ochsner was initially addressing solutions in primary care, local and geographic expansion, and creation of insurance products. The chronicling of these aspects remains for the next volume of Ochsner history. 3. Alton Ochsner: Surgeon of the South. John Wilds and Ira by: 1.