The Surgeon

Thanks to his surgical achievements, accomplished by no other gynaecological surgeon, Prof. Knaus is outstanding […]. He enjoys world renown,” writes his Berlin colleague Georg August Wagner, director of the University Women’s Clinic of Berlin’s Charité hospital. And his former student Hans Kremser, himself later an esteemed chief physician, says: “One needs oneself to be a surgeon to at all grasp how dazzling he is in how he operates. Always calm, never unsettled by any situation; even the most difficult of operations would run so systematically, so naturally, so free of blood and calmly, that any onlooker not familiar with the subject matter might get the impression that it was almost child’s play. The fact that, to boot, without haste or rushing, the duration of his operations was legendarily short, is something again that only an expert could appreciate.”