Jenö Sándor / Eugen Alexander Pólya

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Jenö Sándor / Eugen Alexander Pólya

Birthplace: Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Death: Died in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Cause of death: WWII killed during siege of Budapest
Immediate Family:

Son of Jakab Polya and Anna Pólya
Husband of Livia Lili Brust Borbas
Father of John Béla Pólya; Michael Pólya; Zsuzsanna Pólya and Judith Pólya
Brother of Ilona Pólya; Flóra Pólya; László Pólya and György / George Pólya

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About Jenö Sándor / Eugen Alexander Pólya

Jenő Sándor Pólya, German: Eugen Alexander Pólya, Hungarian: Pólya (Pollák) Jenő Sándor (April 30, 1876–1944) was an Hungarian surgeon who was a native of Budapest. He was the brother of George Pólya (1887–1985), who was a professor of mathematics at Stanford University.

He studied in Budapest, and in 1898 earned his medical doctorate. In 1909 he was habilitated for surgical anatomy at Budapest, and in 1914 attained the title of professor. Reportedly, he was murdered by the Nazis during the Siege of Budapest, however his body was never recovered.

Jenö Pólya is remembered for a surgical procedure known as the Reichel-Pólya operation, which is a type of posterior gastroenterostomy that is a modification of the Billroth II operation. This operation is named in conjunction with German surgeon Friedrich Paul Reichel (1858–1934). Between World War I and World War II, he was visited in Budapest by several American surgeons who came to observe his surgical technique, and in 1939 Pólya was elected an honorary member of the American College of Surgeons.

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Jenö Sándor / Eugen Alexander Pólya's Timeline

April 30, 1876
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
July 29, 1914
Age 38
Budapest, Hungary
Age 67
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary