Hermann Schloffer

Hermann Schloffer was born in Graz in 1868 and received his doctorate there in 1892. With his boss Wölfler he went to Prague and habilitated in 1900. 2 years later he became professor and one year later - in 1903 - full professor in Innsbruck. He stayed here for 8 years. During this time, he made it possible to establish a department of oral surgery under the direction of the board of the dental institute. In 1911 he followed his deceased teacher to the chair of the Surgical Clinic of the German University in Prague.  His life was marked by the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the founding of Czechoslovakia, which was hostile to the German University. After he died at the age of 62 in 1936, the chair was only reoccupied in 1944 with the Silesian Prof. Hohlbaum. With his death the glorious past of the German Alma mater Prague and the German Teaching Pulpit for Surgery came to an end. We owe Schloffer and his predecessor Hacker many surgical suggestions, especially in the field of intestinal surgery. Schloffer's operation was referred to as a multiple bowel resection. To this day, however, the "Schloffer tumor" is still associated with its name. These are granulation tumors or suture granulomas, especially after appendectomy and hernia operations.