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Professor Henri Bismuth: the past, present and future of hepatobiliary surgery

Vicky J. He


As a pioneer and renowned international expert in the hepatobiliary field in the early 70’s, Professor Henri Bismuth (Figure 1) was one of the few surgeons in the world (and the first in France) to launch a hepatic transplantation program. In 1993, he set up the first transplant center in France and among the first one in Europe, the Hepatobiliary Center at the Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif.

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