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Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser

Born  1853
Died  1931

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German psychiatrist, born January 24, 1853, Rhaunen, Rheinprovinz; died January 4, 1931.

Biography of Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser

Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser studied in Würzburg, Strassburg, and München, where he obtained his doctorate in 1876. He became assistant at Franz von Rinecker's (1811-1883) psychiatric clinic in Würzburg, then worked with Johan Bernhard Aloys von Gudden (1824-1886) in München. Ganser was habilitated in München in 1880, and in 1884 embarked on his institutional career. He first worked in Sorau, Mark Brandenburg (now Zarau in Poland).

In 1886 he went to Dresden as professor and head of the lunatic department of the Dresden General Hospital, which he made into the city institution for the incurables and the mentally ill (Irren- und Siechenanstalt). Later he worked with Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926) and also taught the neurologist Hans Queckenstedt (1887-1918). Little is known about Ganser's life after 1904.

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