KRISTELLER, SAMUEL (1820–1900), obstetrician and gynecologist. Kristeller, who was born in Posen, served as medical director of the obstetrical and gynecological departments in the Charité Hospital, Berlin. His main contribution to obstetrics was the introduction of a method to hasten and ease the ejection of the placenta after birth by special located pressure on the abdomen. This technique, called "Kristeller's method," is still used. He also described a new method of grafting mucous membrane.
S.R. Kagan, Jewish Medicine (1952), 478.