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Theodor Brugsch

Born 1878
Died 1963

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German physician, born October 11, 1878, Graz; died 1963.

Biography of Theodor Brugsch

Theodor Brugsch was the son of the Egyptologist Heinrich Karl Brugsch, titled Brugsch Pasha (1827-1894). He studied in Graz and was conferred doctor of medicine in 1903 in Berlin, where he was assistant at the medical clinic. He was habilitated for internal medicine, becoming extraordinary professor in 1910. In 1927 he was appointed ordinarius in Halle an der Saale.

With Friedrich Kraus (1858-) Brugsch was the publisher of the 19 volume handbook Spezielle Pathologie und Therapie innerer Krankheiten, Berlin and Vienna, 1919-1929; and Ergebnisse der gesamten Medizin, Berlin and Vienna, 1920.

With Fritz H. Lewy (1885-) he published Die Biologie der Person. Berlin and Vienna, 1926-1930.

Brugsch was pictured on a 25 Pfennig postage stamp released by East Germany (DDR) on July 18, 1978. In Pankow, a part of East Berlin, a street is named for him. He received the Goethe-Prize on August 27, 1954.

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