Myron F. Metzenbaum (1876-1944)


Dr. Myron Firth Metzenbaum: ear, nose and throat specialist, and a national authority in resconstructive surgery was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 1 April 1876.  Educated in the public schools, he went on to graduate with a medical degree from Western Reserve University in 1900. He trained under Dr. George W. Crile at St. Alexis'  Hospital.

He is remembered for his surgical techniques in the reconstruction of the nose and larynx, developing the open-drop method of ether administration, and for his research in the medical application of radium.

  Metzenbaum is also known for designing the surgical scissors which bear his name.

Metzenbaum scissors
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