William Francis Rienhoff, Jr., MD - Halsted's Last Resident

Richard F. Heitmiller

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William Francis Rienhoff Jr. was a skilled and innovative surgeon whose career spanned over 4 decades of patient care, clinical investigative research, and surgical education. He was an unforgettable character for those who knew him. Colleagues, coworkers, and friends developed strong and divergent opinions of him. His professional life coincided with the early development of general and thoracic surgery to which he contributed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1101
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


  • Rienhoff
  • surgery history
  • surgical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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