Biography of Conrad Ramstedt (1867-1963)

Medical German surgeon born in 1867 in Hamersleben (old Prussia, current Germany) and died in 1867, which greatly contributed to the surgery related to disorders of the pylorus.

Son of a local physician, Ramstedt studied medicine at the universities of Heidelberg, Berlin and Halle, and obtained his degree in 1894. He/She worked as an Assistant of clinical surgery from 1895 until 1901 and subsequently joined the German army, where he/she worked as a surgeon and great merits it was during the first world war. All this earned him that it subsequently exercised as Chief Surgeon of the clinic Rafael of Münster, where he/she remained throughout his life.

His main studies focused on the conditions related to the pylorus (a sphincter of stomach), such as hypertrophies, stenosis, etc, which at that time, there was no adequate treatment, caused a great slaughter. For several years, since the end of the 19th century at the beginning of the 20th, he/she made numerous works on obstruction of the duct, and published reports on the treatment of this pathology through the practice of various forms of piroplastias (plastic surgery of the pylorus). The results of its operations, the most important carried out successfully, Ramstedt took them to the medical Congress of Münster in 1912 and published them in the Medizinische Klinik in the same year. There is today an operation associated with his name, the operation of Ramstedt, which consists of a piroplastia by section seromuscular, respecting the mucosa of the hypertrophic muscle ring in the pyloric stenosis (narrowing of the pylorus). Ramstedt surgical procedures decreased in a significant percentage mortality from these diseases.

In 1927 he/she published a book entitled Handbuch der praktischen chirurgie, which is surgery of the genital and urinary organs in man.