n South African Journal of Surgery - Fistula-in-ano and Stephen Eisenhammer(1906-1995) : putting the record straight

Volume 54, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Stephen Eisenhammer was born in Middelburg in the Cape province in South Africa. His parents were of Viennese descent. He grew up on a farm in southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and studied medicine at the University of Cape Town and in Edinburgh in Scotland, where he graduated with a MBBCh in 1930. He was a house surgeon and surgical registrar at St Mark's Hospital for Diseases of the Rectum and Colon, London. He joined the London Emergency Medical War Services at the outbreak of war, and returned to South Africa in 1942. He then joined the South African Medical Corps and served in Madagascar.

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