Celebrating the birthdays of two AO founders
This week, the AO celebrates the birthdays of AO founders Walter Stähli and Willy Hunziker.
Stähli (October 20, 1911–February 10, 2009) studied medicine in Bern and Lausanne, Switzerland. He passed the state exams in 1936 and obtained his doctorate in 1940. From 1945 until 1981, he was chief surgeon at the District Hospital Saint-Imier, in the French-speaking part of Canton Bern. He was one of the three Walters introduced by Robert Schneider to fellow AO founders Maurice Müller who familiarized them with the technique of osteosynthesis.