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he described sphincterotomy
for impacted gallstones, 7 and in
1901, Dr. McBurney was called
to Buffalo, NY, to evaluate
the postoperative condition of
President William McKinley
and was subsequently unfairly
criticized for stating an overly
Charles McBurney was
an astute observer, master
surgeon, and role model for
surgeons of all generations. ♦
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Dr. McBurney operating at Roosevelt Hospital, 1901.