Kalk, Heinz

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Kalk, Heinz Gender: M
born on 1 July 1895 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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German gastroenterologist.

He first published about laparoscopy in 1929 and also designed a new laparoscope with a prograde optic. He realized the great value of laparoscopy in the differential diagnosis of liver diseases. During the 40's Kalk introduced laparoscopically guided liver biopsy and was involved to a great extent in research of hepatic diseases, especially Hepatitis epidemica. The work of Kalk was of decisive influence for the development of laparoscopy in Europe. In 1949 he became chief of the Department of Internal Medicine of Kassel's hospital "Stadtkrankenhaus", making it one of the most interesting places to be in for hepatologists and laparoscopically working internists.

Heinz Kalk died 4 February 1973.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Medical : Other Medical Vocations (gastroenterologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (laparoscopy)