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Rudolph Chrobak

Born  1843
Died  1910

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Austrian gynecologist, born July 8, 1843, Troppau, Schlesien; died October 1, 1910, Vienna.

Biography of Rudolph Chrobak

Rudolph Chrobak, the son of a highly esteemed physician, attended the medical faculty at the University of Vienna, receiving his doctorate in 1866. He served as intern at the Wiener allgemeines Krankenhaus, and at the clinic of Johann von Oppolzer (1808-1871) independently trained in gynaecology, for which he was habilitated in 1871. He was appointed extraordinary professor in 1880, and in 1889 succeeded August Breisky (1832-1889) as ordinarius of this discipline. He retired in 1908 and died in 1910.


  • Über Uterus, Placenta und Thuben.
    In Stricker’s Handbuch der mikroskopischen Anatomie; volume 2. Vienna, 1872. (Salomon Stricker, 1834-1898)
  • Die Untersuchung des weiblichen Genitales.
    In Handbuch der Frauenkrankheiten. Volume 1; Stuttgart, 1879.
  • Allgemeine Gunäkologie. In Handbuch der allgemeinen und speziellen Chirurgie. Stuttgart, 1882.
  • Die Erkrankungen der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane.
    With Alphons von Rosthorn (1857-1909).
    2 volumes, Vienna, 1896 and 1906. Included in Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie by Carl Wilhelm Hermann Nothnagel (1841-1905).
  • Die Berichte aus der 11. geburtshilflich-gynäkologischen Klinik in Wien.
    2 volumes; Vienna, 1897, 1902.
  • Gynäkologische Mitteilungen und Casuistik. Ueber bewegliche Niere und Hysterie. Wiener medicinische Rundschau.
  • Ueber Sterilität. Wiener medizinische Presse.
  • Die mikroskopische Anatomie des Uterus.
    In: Salomon Stricker (1834-1898), Handbuch der Lehre von den
    Geweben des Menschen und der Thiere.
  • Untersuchungsmethoden und Gynäkologische Therapie.
    In: Pitha-Billroth, Handbuch der Frauenkrankheiten. List of writings in Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1910, 23: 1509.
  • Franz von Winckel (1837-1911):
    Rudolf Chrobak.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1910, 57: 2425-2426.

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