Dr. Jenö (Eugene) Sándor (Alexander) Pólya

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Dr. Jenö (Eugene) Sándor (Alexander) Pólya

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

Son of Jakab Pólya and Johanna (Anna) Pólya
Husband of Livia (Lili) Polya
Father of John Béla Pólya; Zsuzsanna Lányi; Michael Pólya and Judith Pólya
Brother of Ilona Pólya; Flóra Klarissa Kemeny; László Pólya and György / George Pólya

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About Dr. Jenö (Eugene) Sándor (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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Dr. Jenö (Eugene) Sándor (Alexander) Pólya's Timeline

1876
April 30, 1876
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
1914
July 29, 1914
Age 38
Budapest, Hungary
1916
October 31, 1916
Age 40
1944
1944
Age 67
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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