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Google Doodle celebrates Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung’s 110th birthday

Google Doodle celebrates Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung’s 110th birthday

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12:12 GMT+7
Google Doodle celebrates Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung’s 110th birthday
A doodle celebrates the 110th birthday of Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung. Photo: Google

Google featured a Doodle, a temporary alteration of the search engine’s logo, on its homepage on Tuesday to honor the 110th birthday of Dr. Ton That Tung, the innovative Vietnamese surgeon who revolutionized the approach to liver resection surgery for doctors around the world.

The doodle, illustrated by guest artist Chau Luong, demonstrated Dr. Tung’s portrait and some highlights of his medical career.

Dr. Tung was born on May 10, 1912 in the north-central Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa and grew up in central Thua Thien-Hue Province.

He was a surgeon renowned in the field of liver research and the author of the 'dry liver cutting method,' otherwise called the 'Ton That Tung method.'

Tung’s innovative surgery method minimizes bleeding by tightening the hepatic veins before the operation, shortening the duration from three to six hours to only four to eight minutes. 

His groundbreaking technique is known by surgeons globally for its ability to reduce blood loss and save countless lives.

File photo: Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung

Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung is seen in this file photo.

In addition, Dr. Ton That Tung published 63 works in French medical journals between 1936 and 1945.

He was given the title of Hero of Labor, Academician of the Academy of Medicine of the USSR, member of the National Association of Surgeons of the German Democratic Republic, Academician of the Paris Academy of Surgery, member of the Lyon Association of Surgeons, and member of the Algerian National Association of Surgeons.

Dr. Tung is also the former head of the Faculty of Surgery at the Hanoi University of Medicine and Pharmacy, training generations of talented doctors.

He held the position of Deputy Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and former director of Phu Doan Hospital, which is Vietnam German Friendship Hospital now.

Dr. Tung passed away on May 7, 1982 in Hanoi.

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Bao Anh - Hoang Thi / Tuoi Tre News


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