International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand

Giants of Hand Surgery

The IFSSH acknowledges the pioneering contributions made by the following persons honoured with the title: Giant of Hand Surgery. This list was also presented at the Third IFSSH Congress in 1986 in Tokyo, Japan.

16th Century

  • Ambroise Pare
  • Felix Wurtz

17th Century

  • Francoise G. De Lepeyronie
  • Bernhard S. Albinus
  • Pieter Campers

18th Century

  • William Heberden
  • Roland Martin
  • Dominque J. Larrey
  • Sir Astley Paston Cooper
  • Abraham Colles
  • Sir Charles Bell
  • Baron Guillaume Dupuytren
  • Jacques Delpech

19th Century

  • Ernest Weber
  • Guillaume B. A. Duchenne
  • George F. Stromeyer
  • F. Guermonprez
  • Charles P. Denonvilliers
  • William J. Little
  • William E. Horner
  • William Adams
  • Theordor Schwann
  • Filippo Pacini
  • Wenzel L Gruber
  • Sir James Paget
  • Augustus Volney Waller
  • Carl Von Langer
  • P.C. Hughier
  • Alfred B. Garrod
  • Archibald E. Garrod
  • Alfred Poland
  • John R. Wolfe
  • Karl T. Thiersch
  • Johann F. A. Van Esmarch
  • Bernhard von Langenbeck
  • Henry A. Martin
  • Silas W. Mitchell
  • George Meissner
  • Richrd von Volkmann
  • Louis Xavier E. Ollier
  • Felix J.C. Guyon
  • Johann F. Horner
  • Friedrich A Von Recklinghausen
  • Maurice Raynaud
  • Louis A. Ranvier
  • John Cleland
  • Edward H. Bennett
  • Wilhelm H. Erb
  • Francesco Parona
  • Jacques L. Reverdin
  • Friedrich S. Merkel
  • Otto W. Madelung
  • Carl Nicoladoni
  • Otto Sprengel
  • Santiago Ramo´nyCajal
  • Eduard A. Albert
  • Pierre Marie
  • Charles E. Beevor
  • Henri Francois Secretan
  • Sir Robert Jones
  • Hugh Owen
  • Thomas Augusta Klumpe
  • Harold J. Stiles
  • Erich Lexer

20th Century

  • Eugene Apert
  • Fritz de Quervain
  • Harvey W. Cushing
  • Fritz Lange
  • O. Vulpius
  • Konrad Bielsalski
  • George C. Perthes
  • Robert Kienbock
  • Allen B. Kanavel
  • Vladimir P. Filatov
  • William Darrach
  • Jules Froment
  • Arthur Steindler
  • Martin Kirshner
  • Jules Tinel
  • Sterling Bunnell
  • Harold D. Gillies
  • Leon Mayo
  • Ricardo Finochietto
  • Archibald H. McIndoe
  • Herbert Seddon
  • Fenton Braithwaite
  • Otto Hilgenfeldt
  • Frederick Wood-Jones
  • Sumner L. Koch
  • Michael L. Mason
  • Harvey S. Allen
  • Henry C. Marble
  • Hugh Auchincloss
  • Condict W. Cutler Jr.
  • Arthur Barsky
  • Emanuel B. Kaplan
  • Augusto Bonola
  • A.R. Wakefield
  • T. Skoog
  • R. Guy Pulvertaft
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