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Cornelis Winkler

Born  1855
Died  1941

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Dutch neurologist and psychiatrist, born February 25, 1855, Sianen an dem Lek, South Holland; died 1941.

Biography of Cornelis Winkler

Cornelis Winkler attended the University of Utrecht, where he obtained his doctorate in 1879. From 1878 to 1881 he was assistant physician at the hospital in The Hague, from 1881 to 1886 policlinical assistant under Sape Talma (1847-1918). He became lecturer in 1886 and in 1891 was appointed professor of neurology and psychiatry at Utrecht. In 1896 he moved to the same tenure at Amsterdam, but returned to Utrecht in 1915. He was emerited in 1925.

Winkler published more than 200 papers.


  • Jets over crimeele anthropologie. Haarlem, 1895.
  • Het onderwijs in psychiatrie in Nederland. Haarlem, 1896.
  • Over de ziekten der primaire neuronen van het zenuwstelsel.
    Haarlem, 1897.
  • L’intervention chirurgicale dans les epilepsies.
    Haarlem, 1897.
  • Transcorticale sensorische aphasie bij atrophie (linkszijdig overwegend) der beide slaapk wabben. Haarlem, 1902.
  • The central course of the nervus octavus and its influence on motility.
    Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie der Wetenschappen, Amsterdam, 1907, 14: 1-202.
  • An anatomical guide to experimental researches on the rabbit’s brain.
    With A. Potter. Amsterdam, 1911.
  • Das Gehirn eines amaurotisch-idioten Mädchens.
    With J. Gilse-van-West. Amsterdam, 1913.
  • Handboek der neurologie.
    4 parts. Haarlem, 1917-1926. Translated into French.
  • Opera omnia. 8 volumes.
    Haarlem, 1918. Supplement, 1921.

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