Humans have suffered appendicitis since the earliest days of recorded history.

Who First Recorded this Condition?

Aretaeus the Cappadocian may have been the first to record appendicitis in 30 AD. However, it wasn’t until 1521 that Anatomist Berengario da Carpi first described the appendix. As for appendix-related surgeries, Claudius Amyand performed the first appendectomy in 1735. Finally, pathologist-physician Reginald Fitz named the appendix during a public lecture in 1886.

When was appendicitis discovered?

The appendix was discovered in 30 AD, but first described in 1521.

Who discovered the appendix?

Aretaeus the Cappadocian was the first to discover the appendix.

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