chapter  24
Charles McBurney (1845-1913)
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In addition to Fitz and Amyand, numerous others performed appendectomies and contributed to the treatment of appendicitis before Charles Me-Burney’s time (e.g., Parker, Hancock, Tait, Morton). However, it was Charles McBurney who ulti­ mately revolutionized the way appendicitis was managed and thus it is his name that is so often used in association with this condition.