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Ernst von Bergmann

Bergmann, Ernst von (ĕrnst fən bĕrgˈmän) [key], 1836–1907, German surgeon, b. Riga. He became a professor at the Univ. of Berlin in 1882. He contributed to the modern practice of asepsis in surgery by introducing (1886) steam sterilization of instruments and dressings. He wrote several books on surgery.

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