Johann Mikulicz was born in 1850 in Bukowina, Romania. He studied medicine and apprenticed surgeon Theodor Billroth in Vienna. Mikulicz eventually became Billroth's assistant and then a professor himself. Mikulicz made many significant contributions to medicine. He modernized cancer and thoracic surgeries. A strong believer in antiseptics, Mikulicz was one of the first surgeons to begin using gloves and a mask while operating. Ten tools, diseases and procedures are named for Mikulicz. Johann Mikulicz was clearly a prodigy in the medical field. He died in 1905 of Cancer.