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Cold Coin Theodor Billroth
50-euro gold coin 2009 Billroth packed

Gold Coin
Theodor Billroth

Product No. 15193

€  509.14

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The gold coin shows a portrait of the bearded surgeon on the obverse together with the medical symbol of the Aesculapius staff. The reverse depicts Billroth and his assistants conducting a demonstration operation. The inset to the left shows the old Vienna General Hospital, where Billroth worked and taught extensively.       

A pioneer in the operating theatre

Born on the island of Rügen off the Baltic coast of Germany in 1829, Theodor Billroth had to choose at an early age between his love of music and a career in medicine. He studied in Göttingen and Berlin, and even spent a year studying in Vienna. He gained experience in Berlin and his reputation grew so rapidly that in 1860 he went to Zurich as a professor of surgery. In the following years he rejected posts in both Rostock and Heidelberg, but accepted a teaching appointment in Vienna in 1867.

He pioneered various operation techniques in abdominal surgery and operations on the stomach and the larynx. He recognised the role of bacteria in causing traumatic fever after operations. Billroth further enhanced the safety of operating theatres by the introduction of antiseptics. In his teaching capacity he trained not only doctors and surgeons, but was also very concerned in the proper training of the nursing staff. In 1879 he founded the Rudolfiner House in Vienna (a hospital with a nursing school attached) to train female nurses; a task that they perform right down to the present day.

To the end Billroth remained an impassioned musician playing the violin, and he was a close friend of such composers as Johannes Brahms. Theodor Billroth died in 1894 just short of turning 65. He is buried in a grave of honour in Vienna’s Central Cemetery.

Date of Issue 11 February 2009
Quality Proof
Series Celebrated Physicians of Austria
Face Value 50 Euro
Coin Design Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner
Diameter 22.00 mm
Alloy Gold Au 986
Fine Weight 10.00 g
Total Weight 10.14 g
Packaging Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2009 - 50.000 -

The gold coin shows a portrait of the bearded surgeon on the obverse together with the medical symbol of the Aesculapius staff. The reverse depicts Billroth and his assistants conducting a demonstration operation. The inset to the left shows the old Vienna General Hospital, where Billroth worked and taught extensively.       

A pioneer in the operating theatre

Born on the island of Rügen off the Baltic coast of Germany in 1829, Theodor Billroth had to choose at an early age between his love of music and a career in medicine. He studied in Göttingen and Berlin, and even spent a year studying in Vienna. He gained experience in Berlin and his reputation grew so rapidly that in 1860 he went to Zurich as a professor of surgery. In the following years he rejected posts in both Rostock and Heidelberg, but accepted a teaching appointment in Vienna in 1867.

He pioneered various operation techniques in abdominal surgery and operations on the stomach and the larynx. He recognised the role of bacteria in causing traumatic fever after operations. Billroth further enhanced the safety of operating theatres by the introduction of antiseptics. In his teaching capacity he trained not only doctors and surgeons, but was also very concerned in the proper training of the nursing staff. In 1879 he founded the Rudolfiner House in Vienna (a hospital with a nursing school attached) to train female nurses; a task that they perform right down to the present day.

To the end Billroth remained an impassioned musician playing the violin, and he was a close friend of such composers as Johannes Brahms. Theodor Billroth died in 1894 just short of turning 65. He is buried in a grave of honour in Vienna’s Central Cemetery.

Date of Issue 11 February 2009
Quality Proof
Series Celebrated Physicians of Austria
Face Value 50 Euro
Coin Design Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner
Diameter 22.00 mm
Alloy Gold Au 986
Fine Weight 10.00 g
Total Weight 10.14 g
Packaging Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2009 - 50.000 -

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