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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.


  • Lehrbuch klinischer Untersuchungsmethoden.
    With Alfred Schittenhelm (born 1874). Berlin and Vienna, 1908; 6th edition, 1923.
  • Der Nukleinstoffwechsel und seine Störungen. Jena, 1910.
  • Diätetik innerer Erkrankungen.
    Berlin, 1911; 2nd edition, 1919 as:
  • Lehrbuch der Diätetik des Gesunden und Kranken.
  • Technik der speziellen klinischen Untersuchungsmethoden.
    With A. Schittenhelm Berlin and Vienna, 1914; 2nd edition 1923-1929 as:
  • Klinische Laboratoriumstechnik.
  • Allgemeine Prognostik.
    Berlin and Vienna, 1918; 2nd edition, 1922.
  • Lehrbuch der Herz- und Gafässerkrankungen. Berlin, 1929.
  • Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin.
    2 volumes; Berlin and Vienna, 1931.
  • Arzt seit fünf Jahrzehnten. Several editons, 1953-1959. 400 pages.
  • H. Brugsch:
    Theodor Brugsch.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Stuttgart, 1964, 89: 576-577.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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